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UBC Sauder and University of Toronto partner to launch western arm of leading seed-stage program

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The UBC Sauder School of Business is launching the Western Canadian version of the Creative Destruction Lab, a successful seed-stage program based at UofT’s Rotman School of Management, to help high-technology ventures driven by university research maximize their commercial impact and benefit to society.

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Global economists meet at UBC to discuss the control of market power

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Vigorous competition pushes firms to offer better products at lower prices, and to find innovative ways to serve consumer needs. However, high levels of competition are not a given, so most countries around the world adopt competition laws and create competition authorities to protect against concentrations of market power that can harm consumers. Last week, chief economists from the competition authorities of approximately 30 countries gathered at UBC Sauder to discuss global competition policy, common challenges and possible solutions. In light of this meeting, we turned to UBC Sauder Professor Tom Ross—an international expert in competition policy—to discuss the role of competition policy in today’s society.

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