Monday, 11 August 2014

Towards a Citizens' / Basic Income

Bit of self promotion here - but in a good cause...

The Scottish Green Party have published their Green Yes Briefing Note on a Citizens' Income for Scotland (press release here) - and I was responsible for the numerical calculations. These were done using the same model as was used in Comerford & Eiser (2014) "Constitutional change and inequality in Scotland" - which is forthcoming in the Oxford Review of Economic Policy.

I have no idea how politically feasible a Citizens' Income is, but it's interesting that this issue also seems to be being discussed in the US econ blogs at the moment - see e.g. Noah Smith: Basic Income is good because it's basic.

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