Student Perspectives: A UBCO Economics Blog

Featuring the work of students in Economics and Media at UBC Okanagan

Month: March 2018

Alexandra Roussel reports on event promoting entrepreneurship in the Okanagan

What is Okanagan Startup Weekend? The event that brings together local professionals, students and entrepreneurs to create business ideas to…

Why is Black Panther so Successful?

By: Eugene Fernandes Making over 921 million worldwide, Black Panther is undoubtedly the most popular movie in cinemas today.[1] With…

Trying to decide on the colour of your new Ferrari? Better hurry says Brittany Anderson

Considering a luxury car? The government of British Columbia implements a new tax on luxury vehicles on April 1st. How…

America doesn’t have gun control. Guns control America.

By: Kabir Hothi Americas gun control (or lack thereof) problem is making an impact in the world of business this…

Hannah Johnson on the financial incentives of looking for love on the ‘The Bachelor’

Are ‘The Bachelor’ contestants only looking for love when participating on the hit reality TV show? UBC Okanagan economics student…

Foreign Investments in Kelowna – Technology and More

By: Alexandra Roussel Can you believe it’s already been 11 years since the 12 million users and award-winning Club Penguin…

The True Cost of Big White

By: Laura Fylyshtan Those of us who thought Kelowna was getting an early spring were painfully proven wrong with this…

Climbing Interest Rates, Hiking up Mortgage Payments

by: Justice Mubayiwa On Jan. 17 The Bank of Canada (BoC) raised its target for the overnight rate to 1.25%….

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