APEBC (Vancouver): Vancouver’s Housing Market, an APEBC Special Seminar Series, Part 2 of 2

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Thursday 19 January 2017, 12:00 - 13:30


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Vancouver’s Housing Market, an APEBC Special Seminar Series

Part 1 – December 8, 2016:       Professor David Ley, UBC

Part 2 – January 19, 2017:         Assistant Professor Josh Gordon, SFU


January 19, 2017: “Housing affordability in an era of low interest rates and global capital”

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 this situation and at the politics that surround it. What are the objectives of Canada's housing policies? Are different levels of Canadian government coordinating effectively to achieve those objectives? Are real estate industry representatives having a disproportionate impact on policy? And what might an appropriate policy framework look like to tackle these broader forces?

Speaker: Assistant Professor Josh Gordon, SFU

About the Speaker

Josh Gordon is an assistant professor in the School of Public Policy at Simon Fraser University (SFU).  His May 2016 report, "Vancouver's Housing Affordability Crisis", examined the causes of Vancouver's high housing prices and advocated the regulation of foreign ownership, among other measures.  His other area of research is the politics of labor market policy, specifically unemployment benefits and dismissal protection.


Business Council of British Columbia
1050 West Pender Street Suite 810
Vancouver BC

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Cost (register separately for each seminar): APEBC and CABE members in good standing $13, other $27. Students are $15. Lunch is included.


PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE AT: www.cabe.ca/apebcstore. A credit card is required. Registration closes 5 p.m. Tuesday, January 17, 2017Charges include GST. For instructions on how to make a purchase: http://www.cabe.ca/store_video.