Meeting #8: UBI (Part 1)

By November 3, 2018 Reading Group
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 (23 Aban 1397)11:00 – 12:00Khatam University (New Building @ 17 Daneshvar), 7th Floor, TAs Room

“Should developing countries give everyone enough money to live on? Interest in this idea has grown enormously in recent years, reflecting both positive results from a number of existing cash transfer programs and also dissatisfaction with the perceived limitations of piecemeal, targeted approaches to reducing extreme poverty. We discuss what we know (and what we do not) about three questions: what recipients would likely do with the incremental income, whether this would unlock further economic growth, and whether giving the money to everyone (as opposed to targeting it) would be wise. ”

Required Reading(s)Universal Basic Income in the Developing World
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