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Ask big questions.
Understand a changing world.

The Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and hands-on learning about pressing economic issues.

Undergraduate Programs

Learn from some of the world’s leading experts in a wide variety of fields, including industrial organization, labour, economic history, macro-economics, political economy, international trade and more.
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VSE Highlights

One of the top economics schools in Canada


Ranked amongst the top schools worldwide


Renowned research faculty & leading expertise

Graduate Programs

Gain a specialized knowledge of economic theory, practice and research in our Master of Arts (MA) program or our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program at the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC.
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PhD Job Market Candidates

PhD Job Market Candidates

Why Graduate School at the VSE

Training in an array of theoretical, empirical, and policy-related fields


MAs secure positions at the Bank of Canada, Statistics Canada, KPMG and more


PhD graduates achieve academic research positions (tenure-track)


Explore our research streams, centres and our work towards policy discussions.
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I chose the VSE for my MA & PhD because their programs offer a wide array of specializations and electives, the chance to work with outstanding researchers, and the luxury of learning from some of the best teachers I have known. A great experience for anyone motivated to excel professionally!

Vibhu Pratyush
Current PhD student