|APEBC (Vancouver): Delivering income transfers through "Basic Income", Dr. Kevin Milligan|
Delivering income transfers through ”Basic Income”
Speaker: 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. Dr. Kevin Milligan will discuss some useful economic questions about the concept and implementation of such a system. A recent Global and Mail post summarizes some of his concerns.
Suite 2200, MNP Tower
Date: Thursday, March 30 2017
About the Speaker
Dr. Kevin Milligan is 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.
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