Abstracts & Papers

Papers from keynotes

  • Sara Bizarro (Basic Income Portugal / USBIG / BIEN/ Centre for Ethics, Politics and Society, University of Minho), Welcome Words.
  • Jose Luis Lemos Sousa Albuquerque (MTSSS/GEP - Representative of the Ministry of Labour, Solidarity, And Social Security, Portugal), Notes for the Welcome Words.
  • Karen Glass (Canada), Finding a Better Way: A Basic Income Pilot Project for Ontario
  • Guy Standing (UK), The Charter of the Forest: 800th Anniversary of Basic Income in the Commons
  • Evelyn Forget (Canada), Narratives Of Change: Contemporary Basic Income Experiments In Four High Income Countries
  • Elizabeth Rhodes (Oakland experiment- USA), Why study Basic Income?
  • Joe Huston (GiveDirectly- USA), Basic income and cash transfers in the developing world: GiveDirectly’s experience
  • Lena Stark (Sweden, Basic Income Party), Basic Income, let's vote it in!
  • Cosima Kern (Germany, Bündnis Grundeinkommen) The Basic Income Party in Germany at the Bundestag election
  • Enno Schmidt (Switzerland/Germany, Basic Income Referendum and Bündnis Grundeinkommen), Review of the Swiss UBI referendum and what to learn from it; Basic income in the USA, China, Taiwan, Japan, experiences
  • Ronnie Cowan (Scotland, MP), A Scottish perspective for introducing a Basic Income
  • Philippe Van Parijs (Belgium), Basic income and the future of work
  • Ping Xu (Taiwan UBI), Preparatory stage of a pilot program in Taiwan
  • Masahiko Yamada (Japan), Implementation of Basic Income in Japan
  • Francisco Louçã (Portugal), Is the universal basic income feasible and an adequate social strategy for fairness?
  • Eduardo Suplicy (Brazil), The great challenge: how to finance and implement UBI in Portugal and in Brazil?
  • Cristian Tod (Austria), "Free Lunch Society"

Papers from the parallel sessions

Session 1 [Roundtable A]:
UBI and Party Politics
André Silva (PAN), Hugo Mendes (PS), Luísa Álvares (LIVRE), Rita Rato (PCP)
Session 2:
Distribution, Pre-Distribution and Basic Income
  • David Casassas (University of Barcelona and Red Renta Básica) – Pre-distribution, basic income, and the institutions of a free-choosers society
  • Simon Birnbaum (Institute for Future Studies-Stockholm University) and Jurgen De Wispelaere (Independent Social Research Foundation-University of Bath) – The Exit Trap: Is Basic Income an Acceptable Way Out for Republicans?
  • José Luis Rey Pérez (University Pontificia Comillas and Red Renta Básica) – Pre-Distribution, Post-distribution, Tax Policy and Basic Income
  • Bru Laín (Faculty of Economics, University of Barcelona) – Workfare, Labour Markets, and Distributive Justice. The case of common property and basic income
Session 3:
UBI, Gender Justice, Precariat & Automation
  • David Chaplin (Northwest Nazarene University) – Universal Basic Income and the blossoming of the “academic precariat” in the United States

  • Zuzana Uhde (Institute of Sociology, Czech Academy of Sciences) – Preconditions of gender equality: Combining universal basic income with a public model of care

  • Tyler Prochazka (UBI Taiwan) - Taiwan's Economic Future: Automation & Basic Income

Session 4:
Defining UBI

Session 5 [Roundtable B]:
Participation Income: Avenue or Roadblock to the Basic Income Society?
  • Jurgen De Wispelaere (Independent Social Research Foundation/University of Bath), Heikki Hiilamo (University of Helsinki), Kathrin Komp (University of Helsinki), Cristian Pérez (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), Lindsay Stirton (University of Sussex), Almaz Zelleke (NYU Shanghai)
Session 6:
UBI, Degrowth & Sustainable Food Systems
Session 7:
The Political Economy of UBI
  • Joe Chrisp (Independent Social Research Foundation-University of Bath) and Jurgen De Wispelaere (Independent Social Research Foundation-University of Bath) – Political Economy of Basic Income
  • Karl Widerquist (SFS-Qatar / Georgetown University) – The Political Economy of Basic Income Trials
  • Stanislas Jourdan (Positive Money)– Can Helicopter Money lead to basic income in Europe?
  • Thomas Wells (Tilburg University) – Just Give Money to the Poor: The case for a Global Basic Income
Session 8:
UBI and the Welfare State
  • Sandra Lima Coelho (CEGE, Católica Porto Business School / IS-FLUP, Universidade do Porto) and Gonçalo Marcelo (CECH, Univ. de Coimbra / Católica Porto Business School) – Universal Basic Income and the Fundamental Tasks of the State
  • Jurgen De Wispelaere (University of Bath/Independent Social Research Foundation) and Luke Martinelli (University of Bath/Independent Social Research Foundation) – A New Universalism? Varieties of Basic Income and Welfare State Reform
  • Anti Halmetojja (University of Tampere) – The Finnish welfare state and basic income: Is it a match?
  • Otto Lehto (King’s College London) – Basic Income as Private Property - But Whose, and Why? The Utilitarian-Libertarian Case for Granting Private Property to All


Session 9 [Roundtable C]:
UBI and conditional transfers (in Portuguese)
Gilda Farrell, Carlos Farinha Rodrigues, André Barata, Manuel Carvalho da Silva, Paulo Pedroso
Session 10:
Communicating about UBI
Session 11:
UBI, System Dynamics & Efficiency
  • Boyd Cohen (EADA Business School / Universitat de Vic) and Xavier Ferras (Universitat de Vic) – From Michael Porter to Jane Jacobs: Reflections on Innovation Ecosystems, Welfare and Basic Income

  • Nathan Parker (Rice University, Houston) – Basic Income Against the Competition

  • Zhang Chao & Gan Lin (Wenling Middle School of Zhejiang / Zhejiang Wenling High School) - UBIC scheme: design based on the perspectives of global integration and full automation

  • Anthony S. Cristiano – Efficiency Aspects of Basic Income

Session 12:
Funding UBI
Session 13:
UBI and the Digital Economy
Session 14:
UBI, Peer-Production & Employment & Time Sharing Experiment in Bilbao

Katarzyna Gajewska (Independent scholar, Strasbourg) – The Future of Work in a Basic Income and Post-Employment System: The Scenario of Peer Production

João Vasco Gama (Nova University) - Redistributive Impacts of UBI and the UBI Amount

Leire Rincon  and Angel Elias (UBI Bilbao) - Labour Time Sharing Pilot Project Experience Within Social and Solidary Economy Business

Session 15 [Roundtable D]:
UBI from a Corporate Perspective
  • João Ricardo Moreira (Administrador empresa cotada), Martim Avillez Figueiredo, Philippe Van Parijs (Hoover Chair, UCL)
Session 16 [Roundtable E]:
Keeping Women, Poverty and Welfare Rights at the Heart of a Basic Income Movement
  • Felicia Kornbluh (University of Vermont), Brandy Moore (Canadian Singer and Songwriter, Basic Income Women Action group), Ann Withorn (University of Massachusetts, Boston, Professor emeritus), Maria Wong (Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter), Toru Yamamori (Doshisha university, Kyoto), Kaori Katada (Hosei University, Tokyo), Sabine Heissner (Basic Income Women Action Group), Lina Coelho (CES, Univ. of Coimbra & FEUC).
Session 17:
UBI in Guatemala & Australia
Session 18:
UBI, Job guaranteed or Guaranteed Income?
  • Benjamin M. Leff (American University Washington College of Law) – Universal Basic Income in the United States: Three Compromise Proposals
  • Maciej Szlinder (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland) – Basic income versus Job Guarantee. Economic and philosophical analysis
  • José A. Noguera (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) – Universal Basic Income or Guaranteed Income? The Political Debate in Spain
  • Nathan Parker (Rice University, Houston) – Basic Income Against the Competition
Session 19:
UBI, Happiness, Freedom, Exclusion
Session 20:
UBI, Capitalism & Exploitation
  • Annamaria Artner (King Sigismund University, Budapest) – Unconditional Basic Income within the framework of capitalism
  • Vladimir Simakov – UBI: a Lifeline for Capitalism or an Agent of Disruption?
  • Hikmet Gülçin Beken (Gumushane University, Turkey) – Is Basic Income a New Way to Save 21st Century Capitalism or Not?
  • Dimitrios Efthymiou (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main) – Transnational Exploitation in the EU: A case for combining access to welfare rights with a basic income?
Session 21 [Roundtable F]:
Basic Income and Commonfare
  • Andrea Fumagalli (BIEN EC & Bin-Italia), Gilda Farrell (Council of Europe), Maurizio Teli (MITI Madeira), Waldir Pimenta (Basic Income-Portugal).
Session 22 [Roundtable G (cont.)]:
Keeping Women, Poverty and Welfare Rights at the Heart of a Basic Income Movement
  • Felicia Kornbluh (University of Vermont), Brandy Moore (Canadian Singer and Songwriter, Basic Income Women Action group), Ann Withorn (University of Massachusetts, Boston, Professor emeritus), Maria Wong (Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter), Toru Yamamori (Doshisha university, Kyoto), Kaori Katada (Hosei University, Tokyo), Sabine Heissner (Basic Income Women Action Group), Lina Coelho (CES, Univ. of Coimbra & FEUC).
Session 23:
UBI, social security and the Welfare state
  • Rasmus Schjoedt (Development Pathways, UK) - Pathways to universal basic: the political economy of social security in low- and middle income countries incomes
  • Ina Hallström (Stockholm university) - A Feminist and Crip Perspective: Embodying Austerity Politics in the Swedish Welfare State
  • Peter Brake – Implementation of Basic Income
Session 24:
Ideologies and Politics of UBI
  • Almaz Zelleke (NYU Shanghai) – Is Basic Income Capitalist, Socialist, or Something Else?
  • Télémaque Masson (EHESS, Paris) – The Politics of Unconditionality
  • Liz Fouksman (Harvard University) and Elise Klein (University of Melbourne) – Radical transformation or a technological intervention? Critical engagements in implementing a basic income
  • Reimund Acker (Netzwerk Grundeinkommen) - Basic Income and Political Parties in Germany
Session 25:
UBI, Democracy and Human Rights
Session 26:
UBI in Brazil
Session 27 [Roundtable H]:
UBI, The Future of the Welfare State and the Left
  • Zé Neves, Francisco Guerreiro, Daniel Oliveira, Manuel Carvalho da Silva.
Session 28:
Pilot projects in Mexico City, Korea, Finland & Germany
  • Pablo Yanez – Mexico City’s Constitution: a step forward towards basic income
  • Jaeseop Kim (Tio Su-ki project, Deajeon, Korea) – Basic income pilot project by Korean youth : imagine another world
  • Jurgen De Wispelaere (University of Bath/Independent Social Research Foundation), Johanna Perkiö (University of Tampere), Lindsay Stirton (University of Sussex), Navajyoti Samanta (University of Sheffield) – Modelling Policy Attention and Political Support for Basic Income in Finland, 1979-2016
  • Christian Lichtenberg and Katarina Huth (Mein Grundeinkommen) - Introduction to  "My basic income" experiment in Germany
Session 29:
UBI & Poverty
Session 30:
UBI and the Future of Work
Session 31:
UBI, Work & Dignity
  • György Palffy  (Hungarian Unconditional Basic Income Association) – Freedom or Slavery Through Work?
  • Eugenio R. Borrallo (Podemos) – Basic income as a tool to dignify the work of landless peasants
  • André Gal Mountain (Universidade de São Paulo) – I, Daniel Blake and Basic Income
  • Matheus Gama Correia (Federal Prosecutor in Brazilian Labour Law) – Universal Basic Income: an alternative to the submission of the individual to subordinate work
Session 32:
UBIE Workshop
Session 33 [Film Projection]:
  • Rena Masuyama (Japan) will show her film about Universal Basic Income
Session 34
  • Workshop for Addressing Issues Facing Basic Income Networks Around the World
Session 35:
RBI, Pobreza e Trabalho no Brasil [In Portuguese]
Session 36:
Implementing a UBI
  • Bonno Pel (Université Libre de Bruxelles) and Julia Backhaus (Maastricht University) – Realizing Basic Income: shifting claims to expertise in Basic Income advocacy
  • Marek Hrubec (Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague) – Implementation of Basic Income within Models of Economic Democracy
  • Jesus Salgado (Basic Income Observatory – ATTAC Madrid) – Sub-basic Income as a First Step towards UBI?
Session 37:
UBI and its Effects on Work
  • Boyd Cohen (EADA Business School, Barcelona), Steffen Farny (Aalto University, Helsinki) and Rachida Justo (IE Business School) – More Lazy or More Entrepreneurial? Projecting Citizen Reactions to a Basic Income
  • Gunmin Yi (Seoul National University) – The Effects of Basic Income on Labour Supply
  • George Bangham (Barcelona GSE) – Universal Basic Income and work incentives: why it matters that government cannot credibly commit to a UBI ad infinitum
  • Ana Helena Cavalcante (University of Freiburg) and Bernhard Neumärker (University of Freiburg) – The Microeconomic Effects of UBI on Time Allocation