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Comparative Analysis of Basic Income Proposals: UK and Ireland

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  • Callan T

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  • O'donoghue C

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  • Sutherland H

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Proposals for reforming the current system of taxes and transfers with a basic income and flat tax have received considerable attention in recent years in the UK and Ireland. Microsimulation models have played a central role in the formulation, the assessment, and the reformulation of these proposals. They have been used to assess the effects of proposals on the distribution of income and on labour supply incentives, and to examine their revenue effects. To the best of our knowledge, microsimulation analysis has not been used to examine the effects of the same basic income in the two countries. Such analysis has a number of attractions. From a substantive policy point of view, it is of interest in the context of proposals for harmonisation of social protection across EU member states; and can help to shed light on the nature of the differences between the current systems, by comparing them against a common benchmark. This paper describes the results of a series of simulations of common basic income reform proposals using the ESRI tax-benefit model for Ireland, SWITCH, and the Microsimulation Unit's tax-benefit model for the UK, POLIMOD.

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  • Callan T & O'donoghue C & Sutherland H, 1999. "Comparative Analysis of Basic Income Proposals: UK and Ireland," Microsimulation Unit Research Notes MU/RN/31, Microsimulation Unit at the Institute for Social and Economic Research.
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    1. Callan, Tim, 1991. "Income Tax and Welfare Reforms: Microsimulation Modelling and Analysis," Research Series, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), number GRS154.
    2. Callan, Tim & O'Donoghue, Cathal & O'Neill, CiarĂ¡n, 1994. "Analysis of Basic Income Schemes for Ireland," Research Series, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), number PRS21.
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    1. Sean Slack & David Ulph, 2014. "Optimal Universal and Categorical Benefits with Classification Errors and Imperfect Enforcement," Discussion Paper Series, Department of Economics 201411, Department of Economics, University of St. Andrews.
    2. Callan, Tim & Sutherland, Holly, 1997. "The impact of comparable policies in European countries: Microsimulation approaches," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 41(3-5), pages 627-633, April.
    3. Slack, Sean & Ulph, David, 2014. "Optimal Universal and Categorical Benefits with Classification Errors and Imperfect Enforcement," 2007 Annual Meeting, July 29-August 1, 2007, Portland, Oregon TN 2015-13, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
    4. Slack, Sean & Ulph, David, 2014. "Optimal Universal and Categorical Benefits with Classification Errors and Imperfect Enforcement," SIRE Discussion Papers 2015-13, Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE).
    5. Sutherland H & Callan T, 1996. "Comparative Analysis of Basic Income Proposals: prospects for the use of national tax-benefit models in five European countries," Microsimulation Unit Research Notes MU/RN/21, Microsimulation Unit at the Institute for Social and Economic Research.
    6. Bourguignon F & O'donoghue C & Sastre-descals J & Spadaro A & Utili F, 1998. "Technical Description of Eur3: A Prototype European Tax-Benefit Model," Microsimulation Unit Research Notes MU/RN/25, Microsimulation Unit at the Institute for Social and Economic Research.
    7. Cathal O'Donoghue & Martin Evans, 1998. "Recasting Safety Nets: Reforming Social Assistance in Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom," Papers WP098, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).

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