Date of Award

Summer 8-3-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Kenneth McLaughlin

Second Advisor

Partha Deb

Academic Program Adviser

Karna Basu


To analyze the effects of universal basic income on labor supply and human capital, I estimate the effects of Alaska’s Permanent Fund on employment, hours worked, and skills using data from the Current Population Survey and O*NET. My method combines synthetic control and difference-in-differences regressions.



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