Basic Income - Dr. Kevin Milligan-160518

Basic Income Webinar

Dr. Kevin Milligan

In recent years, there has been a move to consider replacing or augmenting a large number of social programs with a simple basic income for everyone with appropriate adjustments to tax and transfer programs.  While there are many strong advocates for the program, many questions remain regarding its viability, design and implementation.

Kevin Milligan has raised some useful economic questions about the concept and implementation of such a system.  A recent Global and Mail post summarizes some of his concerns. 

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-commentary/everyone-talks-about-basic-income-heres-why-they-dont-implement-it/article27723204/

CABE is pleased to host a Webinar with Dr. Kevin Milligan to discuss his perspectives.

Dr. Kevin Milligan is Associate Professor of Economics in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, and is also affiliated with the C.D. Howe Institute and the National Bureau of Economic Research. Since 2011, he has served as Co-Editor of the Canadian Tax Journal.

He studied at Queen’s University and the University of Toronto, receiving his Ph.D. in 2001. His thesis was awarded the 2002 National Tax Association dissertation award.

His research spans the fields of public and labour economics, with a focus on the economics of children and the elderly, as well as other tax and labour market policy topics.