FRIBIS Staff

Staff Members

Tobias Dumschat
(PR, External Relations and Civil Society, Press Review and Press Officer)
has studied Business Administration with a focus on ethics at the University of Cologne (B.Sc.) and at the RWTH Aachen (M.Sc.). Most recently he worked on the research project “Society after money: a simulation”. As a PhD candidate at FRIBIS he deals with the question, what impact an UBI could have on the Care-Economy. In addition, he is interested in ethical and sociopsychological issues of the UBI.

Contact  
Room: 03037, Rempartstr. 10
Tel.: +49 – (0)761 – 203-67927
E-mail: tobias.dumschat@fribis.uni-freiburg.de
Central contact hours: by appointment

Fabienne Hansen
(Event and Meeting Management as well as Guest and Lecture Management)

studied social anthropology and political science in Freiburg and Heidelberg and is currently doing her PhD on basic income in the context of climate change at FRIBIS. Her project focuses on the relationship between climate justice, mitigation and income in the Global South, particularly in the English-speaking Caribbean.

Contact  
Room: 03036, Rempartstr. 10
Tel.: +49 – (0)761 – 203-67926
E-mail: fabienne.hansen@fribis.uni-freiburg.de
Central contact hours: by appointment

Gudrun Kaufmann
(Management, Applications and Contracts / Management Assistant)

studied economics at the University of Freiburg and is the Managing Director for Contract and Applications at FRIBIS. She is also the coordinator of the “Sanctions-Free” and “Tanah Papua Basic Income for Climate and Nature (Indonesia)” teams. The latter is still being established. Her main interests are narratives in economics, care economics, commons, and social policy in the tradition of the Ordoliberal Freiburg School.

Contact  
Room: 03032, Rempartstr. 10
Tel.: +49 – (0)761 – 203-67923
E-mail: gudrun.kaufmann@fribis.uni-freiburg.de
Central contact hours: by appointment

Richard Pereira
(Management Assistant (International Issues))
His research focuses on ecological ethics and distributive justice of universal basic income (UBI), sovereign wealth funds (SWFs), guaranteed minimum income, and the public health effects of establishing universal and unconditional income security as evidenced in the Manitoba Mincome experiments. This work also prioritizes inter-generational wealth transfer analysis in the form of preservation of financial and ecological assets for future generations.

Contact  
Room: 03032, Rempartstr. 10
Tel.: +49 – (0)761 – 203-67923
E-mail: richard.pereira@fribis.uni-freiburg.de
Central contact hours: by appointment

Enno Schmidt
(Management, FRIBIS staff and -teams)
studied painting at the Städelschule, Academy of Fine Arts in Frankfurt/M, exhibitions in Germany and abroad, Frankfurt Art Award. He was initiator and managing partner of “Enterprise Economy and Art – Extended”, a non-profit limited liability company, Visiting Research Fellow at Oxford Brookes University, Lecturer at the Institute for Entrepreneurship at the University of Karlsruhe, Co-founder of the Initiative Basic Income Switzerland, 2006, which led to the 2016 referendum, author and filmmaker of the film “Basic Income – a Cultural Impulse”, 2008, translated into 16 languages, and many other films on basic income, author of the book “Basic Income from A to Z”, global lecturer on basic income, Research Assistant at the Götz Werner Chair for Economic Policy and Constitutional Economic Theory since 2019 and managing director for the FRIBIS staff and teams since 2022. He is also interim coordinator of the FRIBIS teams VATUBI and UBILI and head of the FRIBIS student group.

Contact  
Room: 03.033, Rempartstraße 10
Tel.: +49 – (0) 761 203 67924 / Mobil: +49 – (0)7106105612
E-mail: enno.schmidt@vwl.uni-freiburg.de
Central contact hours: by appointment

Jessica Schulz
(Publication Management)

studied germanic philology and theatre science at the Free University of Berlin and in Paris. Her Masters in german as a forerign language and cultural exchange she did also in Berlin and Toulouse. Her dissertation focuses on the impact of an UBI on individual learning processes, particularly on self-regulated learning, motivation and choice. She is currently forming a group on UBI and education.

Contact  
Room: 03036, Rempartstr. 10
Tel.: +49 – (0)761 – 203-67926
E-mail: Jessica.schulz@fribis.uni-freiburg.de
Central contact hours: by appointment

Larissa Walter
(Experimental and “Empirical Data Analysis” Support (SOEP, SoCoLab, Online Experiments, Surveys), Third Party Funding)

studied psychology at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg and supports FRIBIS in the analysis of empirical and experimental data. She focuses on the potential effects of the BGE on cognitive processes by investigating the effects of performance-based and performance-independent rewards.

Contact  
Room: 03036, Rempartstr. 10
Tel.: +49 – (0)761 – 203-67926
E-mail: larissa.walter@psychologie.uni-freiburg.de
Central contact hours: by appointment