Vancouver School of Economics

The Vancouver School of Economics is a global centre for research and hands-on learning about pressing economic issues. The School is one of the world’s best: in a recent ranking based on research publications, the School ranked in the top 20 worldwide, and number one in Canada. We are proud of our established tradition of research excellence, high quality graduate and undergraduate education, and community engagement – especially in the area of economic policy. Our record of excellence is based upon research, teaching and service to the community since 1915.

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Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
Anderson, Kristin Siwan Micro-level institutions, role of gender, studies of rural governments
Baylis, Patrick Climate Changes and Impacts, Economic Planning of Energy, environmental economics, climate change economics, energy economics
Beaudry, Paul National and International macroeconomic issues, Business cycles, inflation, financial markets, the macro-economic effects of technological change and globalization, and the determinants of aggregate employment and wages
Bombardini, Matilde Lobbying, political economy, international trade, International Trade and Political Economy, link between skill distribution and comparative advantage, the lobbying decision of firms and the behavior of lobbyists
Copeland, Brian International trade, environmental economics, interaction between globalization, the environment, and the sustainability of renewable resources
Cruz, Cesi political economy, focusing on the interplay between electoral incentives and development outcomes in consolidating democracies. Her research uses quantitative and qualitative methods, social network analysis, surveys, and field experiments
Devereux, Michael Economics, Macro and Monetary Economics Economic Policy, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Deficits, Exchange Rates, Capital Flows, Financial Crises, International, monetary
Drelichman, Mauricio Economic history, Spain, Argentina
Farinha Luz, Vitor Microeconomic Theory,
Fortin, Nicole Wage inequality and its links to labour market institutions and public policies, including higher education policies economic progress of women, gender equality policies, and gender issues in education
Francois, Patrick African Autocracies, Economics of Developing Countries, Indian Village Governance, Macro, development, problems in development economies, political economy and non profits
Gallipoli, Giovanni Economic Policies, Economic Phenomena on a National or International Level, Economic Phenomena on an Individual or Organizational Level, applied microeconomics, macroeconomics, labor economics, computational economics
Gottlieb, Joshua health economics, government spending, urban economics, real estate, housing
Green, David Antibiotic Resistance,  Infectious Disease, Epidemiology, Determinants of the wage and employment structure bridging between macro labour and micro labour identification issues
Hnatkovska, Viktoriya International finance, macroeconomics, development economics in India
Hoffmann, Florian Labor Economics, Macro Economics, Income Inequality, Education, Mobility
Hwang, Il Myoung empirical industrial organization and market design; evaluating different school choice mechanisms
Kasahara, Hiroyuki Econometrics and international trade
Lahiri, Amartya Exchange rates and monetary policy, growth and development, international economics, macroeconomics, and development economics
Lemieux, Thomas labour market issues, Applied, labour, earnings inequality in Canada and other countries I am also interested in econometric methods used to analyze the earnings distribution and regression discontinuity designs
Li, Hao Microeconomic theory, theory of contracts and organizations, and games and decisions
Li, Wei Contract theory, applied game theory, and information economics I am deeply interested in the interaction of information and incentives in various economics and political environments
Marmer, Vadim Econometrics, fuzzy regression discontinuity designs, international business cycle models
Mccasland, Jamie small firm hiring, job training, and network-based technology adoption in low-income countries
Milligan, Kevin Economic Policies, Public Finance, Taxation, Pensions, Children, Inequality
Perla, Jesse macro-economics and growth from the perspective of the firm, with an emphasis
Peters, Michael micro theory, especially the theory of competing mechanisms, and the theory of directed search
Redish, Angela History of monetary and banking systems in Europe and North America European and North American monetary and banking systems
Rehavi, M. applied econometrics, criminal law, discrimination, decision support (algorithms) , maternal health
Rogall, Thorsten political economy of development with a special focus on conflict; understanding how the political Hutu elites orchestrated the Rwandan Genocide.
Schrimpf, Paul theoretical and applied econometrics; dynamic games, partial identification, and insurance
Severinov, Sergei Auctions, industrial organization theory, water markets in developing nations
Siu, Henry business cycle, recession, unemployment, Business cycles and the consequences of macroeconomic forces on the labour market
Snowberg, Erik
Song, Kyungchul Estimation of structural models based on interactions among economic agents
Squires, Munir Development Economics, Firms and Productivity
Swiecki, Tomasz international trade; Foreign direct investment; International finance; trade issues seen from the macro-development perspective
Szkup, Michal international macroeconomics, financial economics and information economics with a particular focus on the role of coordination failures and financial frictions.
Trebbi, Francesco Macroeconomics, political institutions and their design, elections and campaign finance, housing and banking regulation, and lobbying., Political economy and microeconomics
Valencia Caicedo, Felipe