Willkommen zu unserer öffentlichen, englischsprachigen Vortragsreihe zum Thema “The State Of The Art Of Basic Income Policy”, die im April und Mai 2023 veranstaltet und aufgezeichnet wurde. Fünf Forschende stellen ihre bereits veröffentlichten Papers vor und geben einen vertieften Einblick in ihre Arbeit. Professor Jurgen De Wispelaere, der im Sommer 2023 die GWP-Gastprofessur innehat, moderiert die Vortragsreihe.
Assist.-Prof. Dr. Pilar Gonalons-Pons (University of Pennsylvania)
Dr. Leire Rincón (Autonomous University of Barcelona)

On Monday, 24th April 2023, Prof. Dr. Milena Buchs (University of Leeds) presented a lecture on Sustainable welfare: How do universal basic income and universal basic services compare?(article link).

Bio: Milena Buchs’s research focuses on sustainable welfare and just transitions. She has published widely on the relationship between economic growth and welfare states, and the question of how welfare states can be transformed so that everyone’s needs can be achieved within planetary limits. Several of her publications also focus on the distributional and justice implications of climate policies and measures that improve their distributional outcomes.

On Wednesday, 26th April 2023, Assit.-Prof. Dr. Femke Roosma (Tilburg University) presented a lecture on Between left and right: A discourse network analysis of Universal Basic Income on Dutch Twitter” (article link).

Bio: Femke Roosma’s research focusses on the legitimacy of social policies and welfare states. She studies multiple dimensions of support for the welfare state, solidarity and deservingness perceptions and support for universal basic income. Her research on basic income has appeared in leading journals in sociology and social policy.

On Wednesday, 3rd May 2023, Assist.-Prof. Dr. Pilar Gonalons-Pons (University of Pennsylvania) presented a lecture on Exit, voice and loyalty in the family: findings from a basic income experiment(article link).

Bio: Pilar Gonalons-Pons’s research examines how work, families, and public policies structure economic inequalities. Much of her work, published in leading international journals in sociology and social policy, is guided by the overall goal to develop a comprehensive understanding about the political economy and gendering of care and reproductive paid and unpaid work and its contribution to economic inequalities.

On Monday, 8th May 2023, Prof. Dr. Tim Vlandas (University of Oxford) presented a lecture on The political economy of individual-level support for the basic income in Europe(article link).

Bio: Tim Vlandas’s research interests are in comparative political economy with a particular focus on the determinants and consequences of social and economic policies. He has written several articles on basic income in leading international publications and in 2022 published Foreign States in Domestic Markets (Oxford University Press).

On Wednesday, 10th May 2023, Dr. Leire Rincón (Autonomous University of Barcelona) presented a lecture on A Robin Hood for all: a conjoint experiment on support for basic income (article link).

Bio: Leire Rincón recently completed a PhD in Political Science at the University of Barcelona and the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), in which she looked at preferences for universal basic income and competing policy alternatives in comparative perspective. She has published several articles in leading policy journals examining public support for basic income. In addition to public opinion and political behaviour in relation to welfare policies and redistributive politics, in her recent research she also studies different aspects of gender-based violence.