Wharton PPI B-School for Public Policy Seminar Summaries

Seminar By

Ioana Marinescu



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Seminar Date

Fall 9-14-2018

Publication Date

Fall 9-25-2019


Concern over massive structural unemployment, due to technological automation and globalization, is on the rise. Universal Basic Income (UBI) has attracted attention from both sides of the aisle as one potential solution to a scenario where a large number of people are not able to earn a livable wage. In order to understand the economic implications of UBI, economists have studied previous and current examples of UBI-type programs, analyzing their impact on consumption, labor force participation, education, health, and other key metrics.


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Behavioral Economics | Econometrics | Economics | Income Distribution | Labor Economics


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Summary: Universal Basic Income