Economics

Time is money, especially when it comes to giving

Time is money, especially when it comes to giving

Would you be more likely to donate to charity if you could report the gift sooner on your taxes? According to a new article published in the National Tax Journal, the answer is yes.

UBC Okanagan hosts conversation on complexity of migration

UBC Okanagan hosts conversation on complexity of migration

In our increasingly interconnected world, people around the globe choose to move for many different reasons. Some do so in order to escape poverty, war or persecutions. Others seek new opportunities through jobs, study, family reunion or improve their quality of life. 

UBC professors explain the brilliance behind this year’s Nobel Prize winners

UBC professors explain the brilliance behind this year’s Nobel Prize winners

On December 10, thousands of miles away from the Okanagan, world leaders will gather in both Stockholm and Oslo to watch the 2018 Nobel Prizes be officially awarded.

Nuclear North Korea

Nuclear North Korea

UBC Okanagan is hosting a day-long symposium that will bring together experts on North Korea, including Canada’s former ambassadors to North Korea and China, the Consul General of the Republic of Korea, and several Washington, D.C.-based experts of the region, who will discuss the current political international climate.

The economics of back to school

The economics of back to school

Economist Ross Hickey, who teaches at UBC’s Okanagan campus, discusses the reasoning behind back to school sales.

More than 1,650 students graduate from UBC Okanagan this week

More than 1,650 students graduate from UBC Okanagan this week

For many, it’s one of the biggest milestones of their lives—graduating from university. At UBC’s Okanagan campus, nearly 1,650 students will reach that milestone this week as the university gears up for six convocation ceremonies.

Awards for Enactus UBC Okanagan in their first-ever national competition

Awards for Enactus UBC Okanagan in their first-ever national competition

Members of a newly formed Enactus UBC Okanagan team received national recognition competing in their first Enactus Canada National Exposition earlier this month.

New economics and media course offered at UBC’s Okanagan campus

New economics and media course offered at UBC’s Okanagan campus

In today’s Information Age, media is everywhere. As the digital revolution continues to unfold and new global markets emerge, new media has become a growing economic influence.

UBC students debate: Have personalities overtaken issues in politics?

UBC students debate: Have personalities overtaken issues in politics?

The Donald is in the White House. And people are wondering—has the political world been colonized by celebrity culture?

How a UBC economist views Valentine’s Day

How a UBC economist views Valentine’s Day

Assistant professor of economics Ross Hickey, who teaches in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at UBC’s Okanagan campus, explains why falling in love hurts the wallet more than the heart.