This is IONA. Its history, while short, is marked with incredible tradition. Founded in exile, Iona has long stood for the development of learning within a context of the unconventional. This publication believes in tracing consequences to their origin(s) and uncovering the trail for public travel. 


IONA Journal of Economics Volume III

We are pleased to present the third volume of the IONA Journal of Economics, published July 2018.

IONA Journal of Economics Volume I

The Vancouver School of Economics is delighted to support the launch of the student-led IONA Journal of Economics. While the journal’s title pays tribute to our new home—the historic Iona building, the building itself was named for the monastic community in the Scottish Hebrides. During the early middle ages, the island of Iona was one of the greatest centres of learning in Northern Europe, where invaluable documents were produced and preserved. The IONA Journal of Economics thus celebrates our new beginning with the writing of emerging researchers while coincidentally paying homage to millennia of learning and scholarship.

—Thomas Lemieux, Director of the VSE


Happy the man who has been able to learn the causes of things and has trampled beneath his feet all fears, inexorable fate...

—Virgil, Georgics (Book II, Line 490)