UBI podcast chat w/ Ben Phillips, ANU Associate Professor and microsimulation modeller

My latest podcast episode features a conversation about the pros and cons of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) with my old UQ economics classmate Ben Phillips, now an Associate Professor at the ANU. Ben is one of Australia’s leading modellers of the impacts of tax and welfare policies on households, so he’s the perfect person to chat with about UBI. Here’s a video clip from the episode to give you a sense of the issues Ben and I discuss.

You can listen to the full audio episode using the podcast player in this post or via podcasting apps, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher, among others.

Finally, if you’d like to learn more about what a UBI could look like and its implications for Australian households, check out this great paper Ben co-authored with David Ingles and Miranda Stewart: A basic income for Australia? Exploring rationale, design, distribution and cost.

Please feel free to comment below. Alternatively, you can email comments, questions, suggestions, or hot tips to contact@queenslandeconomywatch.com. Also please check out my Economics Explored podcast, which has a new episode each week.

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