Study level

Master of Philosophy

Faculty/School

QUT Business School

School of Accountancy

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.

Supervisors

Dr Bastian Breitmayer
Position
Lecturer
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Business & Law
Dr Troy Yao
Position
Senior Lecturer
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Business & Law

Overview

Given the expected loss of jobs due to increasingly innovative artificial intelligence and automation (Frey and Osborne, 2013), calls are being made for governments around the world to introduce a universal basic income. In Australia, the government already spends in excess of $158 billion in 2016-17 on social security and welfare (Klapdor and Arthur, n.d.) and forgoes revenue of around $40 billion to support the superannuation system (The Treasury,2018). The study will draw on the international evidence, including trials such as Finland's, to assess the feasibility of introducing universal basic income in Australia.

Contact


If you are interested in this research topic as part of the Master of Philosophy (Accountancy) and you are applying to commence in Semester 1, 2019, you may be eligible for our School Accelerate Scholarship


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