First it was the internet, and now blockchain is the latest technology to challenge how the traditional economy works. UBC Sauder associate professor Marc-David Seidel explains why distributed trust has the ability to reduce the need for third-party institutions and what this means for both local and global economies.
New research from UBC Sauder professor Jack Favilukis explores the effect of out-of-town buyers on home prices in Vancouver and whether policies like a foreign buyers tax are effective at addressing housing affordability.
New research co-authored by UBC Sauder School of Business professor Katherine White has shed light on why some people are – and aren’t – motivated by public appeals, and how fundraisers might better tailor requests.
Globalization and automation are already causing significant job loss and wage inequality in developed countries, leading to the “end of labour” as we know it. UBC Sauder professors Jan Bena and Elena Simintzi explore how access to cheap offshore labour has affected U.S. firms’ innovation – and what this means for jobs at home.
Mannequins can’t move or speak, but a new UBC study says their long legs, tiny waistlines and perfect busts can make some shoppers sour on the products they’re wearing — especially consumers who don’t like the look of their own bodies.