International Metropolis Conference Plenary speakers

June 24 to 28, 2019

The Promise of Migration

Inclusion, Economic Growth and Global Cooperation

David Green


Vancouver School of Economics


A professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC and current director of the VSE. He received his BA from Queen’s University and his PhD from Stanford. His areas of research interest include income inequality, immigration, the impact of technical change on the labour market, and policies affecting labour market outcomes. He is a former editor of the Canadian Journal of Economics and an International Research Associate with the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London. He has twice won The Doug Purvis Memorial Prize for a work of excellence on Canadian economic policy, including for co-editing the volume Inequality: The Canadian Story in 2017. He is currently the chair of a provincial committee investigating the applicability of the basic income to British Columbia.