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.
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.
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.
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).
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.