Joshua D. Gottlieb

Associate Professor

Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia

Joshua Gottlieb is an associate professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia. He conducts research in applied microeconomics, public finance, health care, and labor economics. Gottlieb is also a Co-Editor of the Journal of Public Economics (beginning in May 2018) and a Faculty Research Fellow in the National Bureau of Economic Research. Gottlieb has published in academic journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, and Journal of Labor Economics. He won the 2015 Kenneth Arrow Award for best paper in health economics and the 2012 National Tax Association Dissertation Award for this work. Gottlieb was instrumental in developing and promoting a novel property tax scheme, which the province of British Columbia decided to implement in 2018. Gottlieb’s research focuses on questions with direct policy relevance, and has been relied upon by the Council of Economic Advisers and the Federal Reserve. Gottlieb completed his Ph.D. in economics at Harvard University in 2012. Gottlieb has taught courses in intermediate microeconomics, graduate public finance, and empirical research methods. He supervises Ph.D. students in a range of areas within public finance. Gottlieb is also a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Stanford University (SIEPR) in 2015-16. The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the National Institute on Aging fund his ongoing work


How Minimum Zoning Mandates Can Improve Housing Markets and Expand Opportunity

  Dramatic differences in income, productivity, and housing costs within the United States make geographic mobility important for spreading prosperity. But Americans’ ability to move to places like San Francisco, Boston, and New York in search of economic opportunities is limited by severe restrictions on new housing supply in these productive places. State-level Minimum Zoning […]