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Article on Universal Basic Income as a tool for tax and benefit reform

  • On 4th October 2017
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A few weeks ago, a journalistic article of mine on Universal Basic Income as a tool for tax and benefit reform was published on Social Liberal Forum. The article is available here. The aim was to sell UBI to a centrist audience. This post also marks the first post since my major redesign of my […]

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Full letter to the Guardian on Universal Basic Income

I recently had a letter published in the Guardian, here. I hacked it down considerably though to get under the word limit though. Below is a slightly more extended version. (I will spare you the original, even longer version!)   Dr Tom Holden School of Economics, University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2 7XH 06/06/2016   Dear […]

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Attaining proportional representation without giving up the constituency link

Traditional forms of proportional representation (PR) lead to one or more of the following undesirable features: large multi-member constituencies (undesirable as it leads to weaker ties to any particular MP, and because it inevitably results in very disparate regions being lumped in together), MPs without a constituency, or with a “regional” constituency that overlaps standard […]

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Jean Tirole wins the 2014 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel

Tirole has made many huge contributions to the field of Industrial Organisation that we’re studying this semester. I know I’m a bit late on this as I’ve been away, but here’s a nice summary of why Tirole deserved to win the prize. We’ll be seeing some of his work later in the Industrial Organisation course, […]

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Welcome to my site

  • On 7th October 2014
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Thanks for visiting this site. The site is currently under development, so may be in a state of flux for the next few weeks. I am unsure as yet how often I will be posting in this blog, but I will try to at least share interesting econ links here as I stumble across them.

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