The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the largest global trade agreement to date and is of significant importance to Canada for a variety of reasons. Collectively, the TPP countries represent a market of 792 million people, account for close to 40% of the world’s GDP and over 65% of Canada’s $56 billion in agriculture and food trade. But what are the benefits and cons for BC and Vancouver? How can BC use its comparative advantages? Will China’s exclusion from the TPP affect Sino-Canadian trade relations?
Join us as a panel of academic, business, and political professionals discuss the TPP’s prospective benefits and challenges for Western Canadian business sectors. This event will provide aspiring economists a unique perspective of the implications of this monumental trade agreement and others to come.
We would also like to thank The Vancouver School of Economics Undergraduate Society for sponsoring this event.
PANELIST'S PROFILES WILL BE RELEASED SHORTLY
5:45 p.m. Registration
6:00 p.m. TPP Panel Discussion
7:15 p.m. Networking Reception
8:00 p.m. Program Concludes
There is event is FREE; however, due to limited space, registration is required. Please register at the link provided.
Light refreshments and snacks will be provided!
Dress code: Business Casual
WHEN: Thursday March 24, 2016 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
LOCATION: Aquatic Ecosystem Research Laboratory (AERL) Room 120 (Beside the Beaty Biodiversity Museum)
We look forward to seeing you there!
It’s time for you to get some hands on experience as an economist, even if it’s only for a few hours!
The International Economics Business Association will be hosting a case study workshop event that will put you into the shoes of a CEO. Your responsibility will be to analyze and interpret economic data and make a decision about how you will prevent your company from being hit by an imminent crisis. This study will also make a point to show how different interpretations of data from various countries over history has affected the growth of these countries, as well as how these trends have affected business decisions.
Dr. Gerald McIntyre, a macroeconomic professor at the Vancouver School of Economics, will present students with the theoretical framework and a general break down of how to analyse and read statistical economic data. Students will then break off into smaller groups to analyse economic statistics relating to the evolution of trends for a 5-year period of a few unnamed countries. Your job will be to formulate your own ideas about who these countries are with the help from the skills you have gained listening to Dr. McIntyre. We will then provide a detailed breakdown of who these countries were and what effects resulted from the economic activity.
This case study will be combining business, international trade, international finance, macroeconomics and even some game theory. So if any of those topics tickle your fancy, head on over, further your economic knowledge and see whether you have what it takes to understand the trends!
Will YOU be able to foresee a crisis and save your company?
(This is event is open to members of all levels, however, some background in macroeconomic theory will be helpful!)
TICKETS: Free for members, $5 for non-members (sold at door)
WHERE: University Centre, Lower Level (BIE Space), UBC
DRESS CODE: Smart Casual
Food and refreshments will be provided!
Working in a dynamic, results driven environment with very talented and intelligent people may not appeal to everyone, but if that sounds a little like your dream job you won’t want to miss IEBA’s first event of the year: Investment Banking for Economists.
Blake Corbet, a Vancouver School of Economics Alumni and Managing Director at PI Financial, with 25 years of industry experience will be coming to speak about what it takes to be successful as an Investment Banker.
Mr Corbet will begin by outlining his personal journey through Investment Banking and will draw from his experience in recruiting to provide insight into interviews practices and skills necessary to navigate successfully through the industry. The latter portion of the event will be a crash course in Investment Banking. He will cover the process of securing and executing a deal and the role of an analyst in the process before opening up the floor to field questions from the audience.
Come prepared with any questions you may have!
Dress Code: Business Casual
When: October 1st 2015, from 6:00pm-7:45pm
Where: Earth Sciences Building (ESB) 2012
Tickets: This event is FREE for members.
Event ONLY admission: $5
They can both be purchased in advance and online at:
Tickets can also be bought at the door for $7.
Hey everyone! For all students majoring/minoring in economics, and interested in a career in business, the International Economics Business Association (IEBA) is holding its Annual General Meeting this week Thursday at 5 PM. The AGM will be held at the lower level of the University Centre adjacent to the Rose Garden near the Chan Centre. If you are interested in a career in technology, consulting, banking, finance, law, etc and are wondering how your economics background will help you get there, our club is looking to fill that void by hosting informational/networking events, panel discussions, workshops, and the first ever case competition, with the purpose of connecting students like you to the business community in Vancouver. The link below contains more details about the AGM on Thursday, and be sure to like our Facebook page to stay current with club news and events updates.
We’re also hiring! As we are experiencing growth our team is expanding, and we’re looking for talented individuals from different academic backgrounds to join the IEBA team this upcoming year. Check out the hiring package below and come out to the AGM for more information on how to get involved with IEBA this year!
(Link for IEBA Hiring Package 2015)
Interested in learning MBA style case study methodology? Ever wondered how economics played a role in the successes and failures of Tesla Motors and Target Corp.?
The International Economics Business Association (IEBA) is proud to present our final event of the 2014-2015 year, the Tesla-Target Case Study Workshop. Participants will be led through two MBA style case studies taught by Dr. Werner Antweiler from the Strategy and Business Economics Division at the Sauder School of Business. The first portion of the event will be an overview of a Harvard Case Study on Tesla Motors Inc. covering the fundamentals of case study analysis. The second portion of the event will be an interactive workshop analyzing the recent exit of Target from Canada. Participants will use MBA style case methodology to investigate the drivers behind the decision making of firms.
When: March 12 from 2:00-4:00PM
Where: Room 103, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (6331 Crescent Road)
Who: THIS EVENT IS EXCLUSIVE FOR IEBA MEMBERS.
RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ieba-presents-case-study-workshop-tickets-16032079381 to get your seats! Spots are limited!
1:50 - 2:00: Registration
2:00 - 2:30: Case Overview of Tesla Motors
2:30 - 3:15: Team Workshop on Target
3:15 - 3:50: Presentations
3:50 - 4:00: Discussion and Final Remarks
4:00 - 4:30 - Pizza and Drinks
Entrance is free for members.
**FOR NON-MEMBERS, this event will cost 5$ (pay cash at the door) to cover food costs and a gift for the speaker, make sure to register on eventbrite!
You may purchase membership at our website http://www.ubcieba.com/
Ever wondered what real Economists do everyday? Find out what your degree is really about and get to know the people who work in the field by hearing from a range of industry professionals.
The International Economics Business Association (IEBA) and the Vancouver School of Economics Undergraduate Society (VSEUS) invites all students pursuing a degree in economics or interested in the role of economics in the corporate society. IEBA & VSEUS Career Night will provide students a unique opportunity to network with current professionals looking for opportunities to engage with the diverse VSE student community by providing tips and insights for kick-starting their careers with an economics degree.
When: March 2nd from 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Where: Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, Lower Level (6331 Crescent Road), UBC
Who: This event is FREE! But spots are limited! Be sure to grab your ticket as soon as possible!
6:10 - 6:20: Initial Introductions and Announcements
6:20 - 7:20: Conversation from the Panelists
7:20 - 7:45: Q&A Session
7:45 - 9:30: Networking Session
Some of our Featured Panelists:
Anna Belyaeva & Jas Randhawa - Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of British Columbia
Alex Jacob-Hajian - Accenture Consultant, Data Analytics & Business Intelligence Specialist
Kevin Koch - PwC – Senior Manager, Tax, Transfer Pricing
Are you interested in hearing how economics and business interact in the corporate world?
Be sure to attend the International Economics Business Panel and Networking Night in collaboration with the Bachelor of International Economics Career Services. Industry professionals from top tier organizations, including BMO and National Bank, will be present for both the panel and networking portions of the evening.
Our panelists are;
Drew Fernandes - Vice President, Senior Investment Advisor and Portfolio Manager at National Bank Financial
William Yang - Mid Market Commercial Banking Relationship Manager at BMO Financial Group
Jason Tse - Manager, Market Research and Air Service Development at Vancouver Airport Authority
When: November 20th from 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Where: Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (6331 Crescent Road V6T 1Z1)
Who: THIS EVENT IS EXCLUSIVE FOR IEBA MEMBERS. Membership costs $10 and entrance is free for members. Buy membership at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ieba-presents-industry-panel-networking-night-2014-tickets-14283190407
Are you studying or interested in Economics?
Want to start building your professional experiences during your time at UBC?
Aspiring to work in a business-orientated career?
The International Economics Business Association (IEBA) is a newly-ratified student association that aims to bridge the gap between economic theory and its applications in the corporate world. We will be providing opportunities for our members to obtain first hand experiences with industry professionals while developing lasting networks with working professionals.
We will be starting off our inaugural year by introducing students to the association and the opportunities to get involved! Our first general meeting will be on October 24 from 3:00p.m.-3:30p.m.. We will cover:
- The goals of the association
- Our first event: the Economic Professionals Panel
- Our partnership with BIE Career Centre