A core function of APEBC is to host regular luncheons that feature keynote speakers on a broad range of topics of interest to business economists.

Recent Events

Lillian Hallin (Vancouver) 2017-09-20

The BC Input-Output (BCIOM) model is a key tool for assessing the economic impacts of policy decisions and allowing alternative projects to be compared against one another to inform decision making. Lillian Hallin has worked at BC Stats since 1985 where she has been...

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Lawrence Schembri (Vancouver) 2017-04-11

Following the Bank of Canada’s interest rate announcement that morning, Deputy Governor Lawrence Schembri will discuss the Governing Council’s latest Canadian economic outlook, and its assessment of risks. Lawrence Schembri was appointed Deputy Governor of the Bank of...

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Paul Nursey (Victoria) 2017-04-26

The Tourism Industry is back and growing rapidly.  With no let-up in site.  Come meet Tourism Victoria CEO Paul Nursey and enjoy an informative talk behind the drivers of this resurgence. Paul Nursey joined Tourism Victoria in January 2014. He is an experienced and...

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Aldyen Donnelly (Vancouver) 2017-05-10

In December, 2017, the Government of Canada and most provinces agreed to a "minimum national carbon price" policy. Ms. Donnelly will speak about what this "carbon price" likely does and does not mean in the context of Canada's Paris Agreement commitments and changes...

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Mike Nugent (Victoria) 2017-03-19

Victoria saw record-smashing property sales in 2016, and the CMHC recently warned of moderate signs that the Victoria market is overvalued. Come get insights into the Victoria market from Mike Nugent, Associate Broker with DFH Real Estate and Past-President of the...

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Dr. Kevin Milligan (Vancouver) 2017-03-30

In recent years, there has been a move to consider replacing or augmenting a large number of social programs with a simple basic income for everyone with appropriate adjustments to tax and transfer programs. While there are many strong advocates for the program, many...

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Dr. Matilde Bombardini (Vancouver) 2017-02-23

The Trump administration has announced a number of trade initiatives that threaten to upend the world trading system that has governed the global economy since World War II. Dr. Bombardini will explore the motivations behind Trump’s campaign promises, the tools at his...

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Josh Gordon (Vancouver) 2017-01-16

A prolonged period of low interest rates and significant flows of international capital have combined to produce intense housing affordability challenges in several ‘global’ cities, Toronto and Vancouver included. This presentation looks at the policy implications of...

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