Jeffrey Hicks

Essays in Taxation and Social Insurance
Faculty of Arts
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships
Why did you decide to pursue a graduate degree?

I chose to do a PhD because it provides the space to pursue interesting and hopefully meaningful questions. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to do so.

Why did you decide to study at UBC?

I chose UBC because the Vancouver School of Economics is the best economics graduate program in the country. I wanted to be in a stimulating environment. Mountains are nice too.

What is it specifically, that your program offers, that attracted you?

A strong research faculty in my fields of interest.

What was the best surprise about UBC or life in Vancouver?

Public transport to the mountains. Great restaurants.

What advice do you have for new graduate students?

Stay calm. Accept that you will fail st some point, don't be terrified of it. Learn from it. Wake up early. Get enough sleep. Hydrate.