Basic Income: Turning the Concept into Practice
As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, we take a look at ways to turn the basic income concept into a practical scheme.
The idea of a basic income is becoming increasingly popular both within and outside the UK. It is a policy with many variants which includes components that are relevant for both moderate and radical reforms.
This event aims to illustrate ways to turn the basic income concept into a practical scheme, with emphasis on a revenue-neutral implementation. Invited speakers will present recent research related to the estimated fiscal and distributional effects of the implementation of such schemes and the mechanisms that drive these results.
Examples of relevant research include Atkinson et al. (2017), Browne and Immervoll (2017) and Torry (2017).
The presentations will be followed by a roundtable discussion on the strengths and weaknesses of a revenue-neutral basic income introduction.