Research Centres and Initiatives
The Vancouver School of Economics will house the new Centre for Innovative Data in Economics Research (CIDER) at UBC, launching in 2017. The centre will feature state-of-the-art facilities for data-intensive research, and encourage collaboration with other world-leading researchers and institutions through workshops, exchanges and visits.
The Vancouver School of Economics manages the British Columbia Inter-University Research Data Centre. The Data Centre provides access, for approved projects, to selected confidential Statistics Canada micro-level data. These datasets include the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth, the National Population Health Survey, and the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics, among many others. The Data Centre provides support for both individual and team projects and offers a comprehensive research environment with powerful computing technology.
Additionally, the School operates the Experimental Lab, an active hive for research in the emerging field of experimental economics. The Vancouver School of Economics is also a partner in the Canadian Labour Economics Forum (CLEF), a new network of scholars and policy practitioners interested in establishing a Forum to discuss and support Canadian labour research.