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The Future of Basic Income Research

  • Fri 26 Jun 2015 09:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 27 Jun 2015 09:00 - 16:00
  Add to Calendar 26/06/2015 9:00 27/06/2015 16:00 Europe/Paris The Future of Basic Income Research

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The past three decades have seen the elaboration of a vast body of literature on universal basic income – a policy proposal Philippe Van Parijs referred to as a "disarmingly simple idea". It consists of a monthly cash allowance given to all citizens, regardless of personal desert and without means-test.
Basic income studies are an example of successful interdisciplinary research, involving philosophers, political scientists, economists and sociologists, among many others. Basic income proponents have identified, evaluated and deconstructed many potential and actual objections against this radical proposal.
The one day conference on 26th June is the result of a competitive call for abstracts that yielded twenty-two new contributions to discuss the philosophical, economic and political aspects of the basic income proposals. By pulling together academics, activists and critics, we aim to identify what should be on the agenda for the future of Basic Income research.
On 27th June the conference will be complemented by a workshop discussing the new book on basic income by Philippe Van Parijs and Yannick Vanderborght (under contract with Harvard University Press).
The event is organized by Max Weber Fellows Juliana Bidadanure SPS) and Robert Lepenies (LAW) and generously sponsored by a Young Scholar Event Grant of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), as well as by the Max Weber Programme at the EUI, The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and Prof. Rainer Baubo¨ck (SPS), Prof. Arpad Abraham (ECO), Prof. Fabrizio Bernardi (SPS), Prof. Hans W. Micklitz (LAW) and Prof. Robert Hoekman (RSC).

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Max Weber Programme,Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies


Juliana Bidadanure - EUI, Max Weber Fellow
Robert F. Lepenies - EUI, Max Weber Fellow

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Conference Programme