Hidden Productivity - Unlocking Economic Value with Basic Income in Ireland

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 - Fri, 14 Sep 2018
18:00 - 20:30

Hidden Productivity - Unlocking Economic Value with Basic Income in Ireland

With guest speaker Frances Coppola and discussion chaired by Vincent Browne

In a country thirsty for innovation, one simple policy could help us create a rich, vibrant, and caring environment for ideas to flourish in, empower innovators, enable risk and investment, encourage upskilling, celebrate the non-routine, and drastically change how we think about monotonous, low-skill work.

Join us on 14 September for the flagship event of Basic Income Ireland's September Roadshow, when Frances Coppola will examine the economic potential which could be unlocked in Ireland by offering its citizens the security of a basic income. Coppola is an internationally-acclaimed economics commentator, writer, musician, and former banking professional.

About Frances Coppola

Coppola used to work for banks and now writes about them, and about finance and economics generally. Originally trained as a musician and singer, Frances worked in banking for 17 years, specialising in financial risk management. She is the author of the Coppola Comment finance & economics blog, a regular feature on the Financial Times's Alphaville blog and has been quoted in The Irish Times, The Economist, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Guardian. She is a frequent commentator on financial matters for the BBC.

About Vincent Browne

Vincent Browne has been a journalist since 1968 and presented radio and television current affairs programmes from 1997 to 2017. He has celebrated Limerick’s hurling All-Ireland victory since last August and plans doing so for many years to come.

About the Royal Irish Academy

The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann supports scholarship and promotes awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. It believes that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest Academic honour in Ireland.

Doors from 6:00pm for a 6:15pm start.

Basic Income Ireland September Roadshow will also include events in Cork, Galway, Sligo, Derry, Celbridge, Wexford, Donegal, and Wicklow. See our website for more details.

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