Viet Vu

Manager, Economic Research

Viet leads the research team at the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E) as the Manager, Economic Research. At the Institute, Viet has done extensive work on the impact of technology in the labour market in Canada, the technology sector and workers, digital skills, and scale-ups.

His research has been cited widely in national media, and has impacted policies at all levels of government. He believes that research, when done rigorously, can not only help shape policy, but also bring attention to issues that impact those who have been left out of conversations about Canada’s future.

Viet holds a Masters of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics & Political Science, and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Economics from the University of British Columbia. Being a queer immigrant to Canada, Viet also devotes significant attention to ensuring the field of economics is inclusive to all. He sits on the Canadian Economics Association’s Diversity committee, and co-chairs the Affinity groups working group.

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Aug 15, 2022

The once-booming tech sector is experiencing layoffs and hiring freezes, but ebbs and flows in this sector operate in a separate ecosystem from the larger economy.
Does the cooling tech labour market signal trouble for the Canadian economy? Not necessarily.

Apr 13, 2022

Our Senior Economist, Viet Vu shares his thoughts on last week's Federal Budget
The Unfinished Business of Budget 2022

Dec 10, 2021

The first comprehensive examination of the different ways to measure and define high-growth firms and their important contributions to the Canadian economy
Into the Scale-up-verse: Exploring the landscape of Canada’s high-performing firms

Dec 10, 2021

A summary of the Into the Scale-up-verse report, exploring Canadian scale-up activity in Canada
Navigating Canada’s scale-up landscape
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