Julien Picault

Senior Instructor

Economics
Office: ART 253
Phone: 250.807.9227
Email: julien.picault@ubc.ca


Research Summary

Labor economics, discrimination, industrial organization, applied microeconomics, economics of education.

Courses & Teaching

ECON 102 - Principles of Macroeconomics; ECON 351 - Women in the Economy; ECON 391Q - Economics and the Media

Biography

Julien Picault is an economics instructor at the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at UBC Okanagan. He did his doctoral studies at HEC Montreal and is currently teaching various economics courses including Industrial Organization, Cost-Benefit Analysis, and Women in the Economy. His research interests are in Labour Economics, Industrial Organization, and Classroom Experiments.

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Websites

Julien Picault’s Research Website

Degrees

PhD, HEC Montréal

Selected Publications & Presentations

Picault, J. (2019), The Economics Instructor’s ToolboxInternational Review of Economics Education 30, 100154.

Picault, J. (2018), Instructor’s Manual for Macroeconomics, Second Canadian Edition by Hubbard, O’Brien, Serletis & Childs, Pearson.

Picault, J. (2017), Risk-Averse Managers, Labour Market Structures, Public Policies and DiscriminationB.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics 17 (1).

Yang, F., Huang, S. and Picault, J. (2017), Is China’s Demographic Dividend OverShandong Social Science 260 (4), 82-89.- In Chinese

Picault, J. (2016), Inconsistencies in Textbook Presentation of Substitution and Income EffectsInternational Journal of Teaching and Education 4 (3), 7-15.

Picault, J. (2015), Introduction to Strategic Interactions, Duopolies and Collusion: A Classroom ExperimentAustralasian Journal of Economics Education 12 (2), 12-29.

Picault, J. (2013), Unionization and Labour-market Discrimination: A Closer Look at Non-unionized WorkersLabour 27 (3), 272–287

Media

Month/Year Articles/Interviews
 October 2019 Food Purchase Trends – Vernon Matters
 October 2019 Budget Deficits – Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
 October 2019 Quality of Spoken French in Linguistic Minority Communities – Le Devoir
 October 2019
Opinions in BC about the Transmountain Pipeline:
 Ici-RDI (French CBC)
 Ici-Radio Canada website (French CBC)
September 2019 BC and Canada’s economies – Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
September 2019
Sawmill Closure in BC:
July 2019 Government Investment in BC’s Wood Industry – Phare Ouest – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
July 2019 Demolition of Kelowna Sears location – Global News Okanagan
May 2019 Mortgage Stress Tests
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
April 2019 Changes to BC Employment Standards Act
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
March 2019 Job Vacancies in BC
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
March 2019 BC’s Economic Outlook
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
Ici-Radio Canada website (French CBC)
MSN
February 2019 Wildfire in BC Budget
Global News Okanagan
MSN
February 2019 2019 BC Budget
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
December 2018 2018/19 Canadian Economy
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
November 2018 Conference Board Of Canada’s Bilingualism Study
Phare Ouest – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
Ici-Radio Canada website (French CBC)
MSN
November 2018 Why not more Telecommuting?
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
November 2018 Telecommuting would fight climate change and mean happier workers
The Province
October 2018 BC Speculation and Vacancy Tax
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
September 2018 2008 Financial Crisis, 10 Years Later
Les Samedis du Monde – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
September 2018 Canada’s Labour Shortage
Phare Ouest – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
Capsule #1
Capsule #2
August 2018 NAFTA Negotiations and Supply Management
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
August 2018 Wildfire Smoke and Tourism in Kelowna
Phare Ouest – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
July 2018 Increase in Air Canada Prices
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
June 2018 US Tariffs
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
May 2018 Kelowna’s Economy
Phare Ouest – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
May 2018 Amazon Grows in Vancouver
Les Samedis du Monde – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
April 2018 Transmountain Pipeline
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
April 2018 Vancouver to Seattle Float-Plane Service
Radio Journal – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
Ici-Radio Canada website (French CBC)
MSN
April 2018 A strong conclusion for ‘Economics and the Media’
KelownaNow
March 2018 BC Speculation Tax
Phare Ouest – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
Ici-Radio Canada website (French CBC)
MSN
February 2018 2018 Federal Budget
Phare Ouest – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
February 2018 Impact of BC Budget on Companies
TV Journal – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
February 2018 2018 BC Provincial Budget
Phare Ouest – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
February 2018 Minimum Wage Hike in BC
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
January 2018 BC’s Unemployment
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
Ici-Radio Canada website (French CBC)
November 2017 Older Canadians in the workforce
Sing Tao Daily (Vancouver)
November 2017 2016 Canadian Census (Canadian Press)
National Post
CTV
Montreal Gazette
November 2017 Black Friday
Ici-Radio Canada website (French CBC)
November 2017 Fair Wage in BC
Phare Ouest – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
November 2017 Taxation Reform Proposal
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
October 2017 Apprenticeship in France
Le Monde (blogs)
October 2017 Students Access to Post-secondary Education in France
Le Monde
October 2017 BC Fair Wages Commission
Radio Journal – Ici Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
Ici-Radio Canada website (French CBC)
MSN
September 2017 Labour Shortage in Richmond, BC
Richmond News
September 2017 BC Minimum Wage
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
September 2017 1% Bank of Canada’s Interest Rate
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
August 2017 BC’s Minimum Wage
Phare Ouest – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
August 2017 Messi’s Wedding Scandal?
SportoweFakty
July 2017 Economic Impacts of BC Wildfires
Phare Ouest – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
June 2017 Uncertainty in the BC Energy Sector
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
May 2017 UBCO’s New course: “Economics and the Media”
KelownaNow
Castanet
April 2017 BC Provincial Election
TV Journal – Ici Radio Canada (French CBC)
Ici-Radio Canada website (French CBC)
Phare Ouest – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
March 2017 Millennials vs. Baby Boomers
The Langara Voice
March 2017 2017 Federal Budget
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
March 2017 BC Unwelcoming for 25-40-Year-Olds
Phare Ouest – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
February 2017 2017 BC Provincial Budget
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
January 2017 BoC’s Policy Interest Rate
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
January 2017 $10-a-Day Daycare System
Phare Ouest – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
December 2016 Donald Trump and Kelowna
KelownaNow
December 2016 Christmas Shopping
TV Journal – Ici Radio Canada (French CBC)
Ici-Radio Canada website (French CBC)
MSN
Radio Journal – Ici Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
December 2016 Young Entrepreneurs in Kelowna
KelownaNow
December 2016 BC Home Partnership
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
December 2016 2017 Food Prices
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
December 2016 UBCO’s Impact on the Okanagan Economy
Phare Ouest – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
December 2016 BC Forest Industry
Infos.FM – CHGA FM
November 2016 Kelowna’s Entrepreneurial Spirit
KelownaNow
November 2016 What will happen if interest rates rise?
Global News Okanagan
November 2016 What does Trump’s win mean for Kelowna?
KelownaNow
November 2016 Implications of Trump’s election on BC
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
October 2016 Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
September 2016 Economic Situation of Canadian Households
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
August 2016 Taxes and Consumer Confidence
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
August 2016 StatCan Report on Unemployment
Phare Ouest – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
August 2016 Unemployment Rate
Ici-Radio Canada website (French CBC)
In Spanish – Radio-Canada International website
July 2016 Canadian Housing Market
L’heure de pointe Toronto – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
Also in afternoon shows in BC – Yukon, Alberta, Manitoba, Ottawa-Gatineau, and some parts of Québec
July 2016 Taxing Foreign Property Buyers
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
July 2016 Minimum Wage
Le Débrief – CILS FM
July 2016 Tax Status for BC Credit Unions
Daybreak South – CBC Radio One
July 2016 Virtual Currencies
Le Débrief – CILS FM
July 2016 15$ Minimum Wage
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
June 2016 Trans-Pacific Partenrship
Le Débrief – CILS FM
June 2016 TransMountain Pipeline Polls
La Croisée – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
June 2016 Unemployment in Kelowna
Global News Okanagan
June 2016 Being Cautious on the Housing Market
Phare Ouest – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
June 2016 Uber and the Sharing Economy
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
June 2016 Housing Bubble
TV Journal – Ici-Radio Canada TV (French CBC)
May 2016 Jobs in British Columbia
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
May 2016 BC Film Tax Credit
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
May 2016 BC’s Economy and the BC Economics’ Articulation Meeting
Phare Ouest – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
April 2016 Canadian Unemployment Rate
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
March 2016 2016 Federal Budget
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
March 2016 Pre-Federal Budget Expectations
Phare Ouest – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
March 2016 Millennials Leaving Vancouver 
Phare Ouest – Ici Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
Radio Journal – Ici Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
Midi Express- Ici Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
March 2016 Francophone Community in the Okanagan
TV Journal – Ici Radio Canada TV
February 2016 Expected Federal Budget Deficit
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
February 2016 BC and Canada Housing Prices
Midi Express – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
February 2016 Young Adults Homeownership
KelownaNow
February 2016 Links Between Local Economy and Crime
Global News Okanagan
January 2016 Payday Loans in BC
Phare Ouest – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
January 2016 B.C. Housing Affordability Fund 
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
January 2016 Economy of Alberta
La Croisée – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
January 2016 2016 B.C. Property Assessments
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
December 2015 GHG Reduction’s Strategies
Les Samedis du Monde – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
December 2015 Changes in the Canadian Mortgage Regulation
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
December 2015 Vancouver’s Economy, BoC’s Rate and UBC Okanagan’s Nobel Night
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
December 2015 Vancouver’s Green Economy
Special Edition of RDI Economie – Ici-Radio Canada TV (French CBC)
November 2015 California-Quebec Carbon Market
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
October 2015 BC’s Lumber Softwood Industry
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
October 2015 Federal Parties’ Economic Platforms
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première BC-Yukon (French CBC)
October 2015 BC Economic Performance
Phare Ouest – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
Capsule #1
Capsule #2
Capsule #3
September 2015 Canadian Household Debt
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
September 2015 NDP in the Interior BC Region
TV Journal – Ici-Radio Canada (French CBC)
National News – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
Ici-Radio Canada (French CBC)
Huffington Post Quebec
September 2015 Benchmark Rate of the BoC
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
September 2015 Financial Markets Regulation
Phare Ouest – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
April 2015 Federal Budget 
Boulevard du Pacifique – Ici-Radio Canada Première (French CBC)
January 2015 Abrupt Exit for Target Canada
Global News Okanagan

 

 

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