Abstracts & Papers

Papers from keynotes

  • 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
  • Chris Lee (USA, Hawaii), [Title TBA]
  • Ping Xu (Taiwan UBI), Preparatory stage of a pilot program in Taiwan
  • Masahiko Yamada (Japan), Implementation of Basic Income in Japan
  • Jurgen De Wispelaere (UK), Down the rabbit hole? Implementation challenges for unconditional basic income schemes (and how to avoid them)
  • Scott Santens (USA), How to implement a cross-partisan basic income in the US?
  • Pedro Teixeira (Portugal), The burdens of redistribution: financing a Universal Basic Income in Portugal
  • Karl Widerquist (USA), The Cost of Basic Income in the United States: Back-of-the-Envelope Calculations

Papers from the parallel sessions

Day 1: September 25 (National Parliament)

Morning parallel sessions (1 to 4)

11:00 – 13:00
Session 1 [Roundtable A]:
UBI and Party Politics
Chair: André Silva (PAN), Hugo Mendes (PS), Luísa Álvares (LIVRE), [TBC]
Session 2 [Panel A]:
Distribution, Pre-Distribution and Basic Income
Chair: Borja Barragué Calvo (University Autónoma of Madrid and Red Renta Básica)
  • 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?
  • Rubén Lo Vuolo (Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Public Policies (CIEPP), Argentina) – Basic Income and Distribution of Resources
  • 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
Chair: [TBD]
  • Petra Bueskens (University of Melbourne) – Mothers and the UBI: Or what does basic income have to do with gender justice?
  • Zuzana Uhde (Institute of Sociology, Czech Academy of Sciences) – Preconditions of gender equality: Combining universal basic income with a public model of care
  • Bédia François Aka (Université Alassane Ouattara de Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire) and Koffi Christian N’da (Université Alassane Ouattara de Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire) – Basic Income, Inequality and Social Injustice: empower women and youth for social inclusion
  • David Chaplin (Northwest Nazarene University) – Universal Basic Income and the blossoming of the “academic precariat” in the United States
Session 4:
Defining UBI
Chair: [TBD]
  • Malcolm Torry (Citizen’s Income Trust and London School of Economics) – What’s a Definition? And how should we define “Basic Income”?
  • Andrea Fumagalli (Basic Income Network – Italy, University of Pavia) – The correct definition of basic income as primary income: remuneration of life in bio-cognitive capitalism
  • Leire Rincón García (University of Barcelona) – Competing Frames in the Basic Income Debate
  • Miranda Fleischer (The Univ of San Diego Law School) - Atlas Nods: The Libertarian Case for a Basic Income

Afternoon parallel sessions (5 to 8)

16:30 – 18:30
Session 5 [Roundtable B]:
Participation Income: Avenue or Roadblock to the Basic Income Society?
Chair: Carlos Farinha Rodrigues (ISEG)
  • 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)
Session 6:
UBI, Degrowth & Sustainable Food Systems
Chair: Andreia Saavedra (Linking Landscape, Environment, Agriculture and Food, ISA)
  • Michael W. Howard (University of Maine) – Basic Income and Degrowth
  • Elena Ambühl, Nicole Teke and Aurélie Hampel (MFRB – Mouvement Français por un Revenu de Base) – Considering basic income through the lens of agriculture: an innovative food policy measure to support fairer and more sustainable food systems
  • Lynn Johnson and Peter Lanius (Nature Needs More, Australia) – Can a Basic Income Stop The Illegal Wildlife Trade?
  • Jorge Pinto (Centre for Ethics, Politics & Society, University of Minho) – Green versus Ecological Basic Income
Session 7:
The Political Economy of UBI
Chair: [TBD]
  • 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
Chair: [TBD]
  • 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

Day 2: September 26 (ISEG)

Morning parallel sessions (9 to 14)

9:30 – 10:30
Session 9 [Roundtable C]:
UBI and conditional transfers (in Portuguese)
Chair: Nazaré Cabral, Gilda Farrell, Carlos Farinha Rodrigues, André Barata, Manuel Carvalho da Silva, Paulo Pedroso
Session 10:
Communicating about UBI
Chair: [TBD]
  • Jenna van Draanen (Basic Income Canada Network / University of California, Los Angeles) – Trends in Basic Income Discussions on Social Media Platforms from 2016-2017
  • Lowell Manning (President of Basic Income New Zealand Incorporated) – Strategies of Communication in the Implementation of Basic Income in New Zealand and its Relationship with the Existing Income Support Structure
  • Alexander de Roo (BIEN Netherlands) – Campaign to get basic income in the Dutch government program
  • Astha Kapoor – Politics, Technology and Basic Income
  • Seán Healy (Social Justice Ireland) and Brigid Reynolds (Social Justice Ireland) – The Politics of Basic Income – a case study
  • Ric Lim (www.kreytor.org/) - Learning from Human Behaviors and Past Basic Income Experiences
Session 11:
UBI, System Dynamics & Efficiency
Chair: André Coelho
  • 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
  • Anthony S. Cristiano – Efficiency Aspects of Basic Income
  • Nicholas B. King and Jurgen De Wispelaere (Independent Social Research Foundation-University of Bath) – “Just Give Cash”: Basic Income as a Default Policy Option (in Public Health)
Session 12:
Funding UBI
Chair: [TBD]
  • Julio Linares (National Cheng Chi University, Taiwan) – Funding Basic Income: Finance and the Counter-movement
  • Geoff Crocker – Overcoming the Objection of Affordability of Basic Income – A Radical View
  • Pablo Fernández del Castillo – Basic Income in complementary currency: Thinking outside the box
  • Matthias Fechner (Cusanus University College, Germany) – Liberating minds – economic education as key to an unconditional basic income
  • Gaspard Koenig (GenerationLibre), Overview of modelization for France and assessment of the last French presidential campaign
Session 13:
UBI and the Digital Economy
Chair: [TBD]
  • Ville-Veikko Pulkka (University of Helsinki, Faculty of Social Sciences) – A Free Lunch with Robots – Can a Basic Income Stabilise the Digital Economy?
  • Julio Andrade (The Ethics Institute, South Africa) – Implementing a basic income: An income stream through a reconceptualization of data
  • Celso Singo Aramaki (Universidade de São Paulo) – UBI Blockchain: a decentralized framework for Universal Basic Income applications
  • Charles Shereda – The Modern Talent: An Earth-Backed Democratic Digital Currency System
Session 14:
UBI, Peer-Production & Employment
Chair: [TBD]
  • Katarzyna Gajewska (Independent scholar, Strasbourg) – The Future of Work in a Basic Income and Post-Employment System: the scenario of peer production
  • Gerrit Schaafsma (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa) – Rawls, Reciprocity and Economic Justice: the case for unconditional employment opportunities
  • Matthijs Smakman (HU University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, Netherlands) and John Machielsen (Fontys Academy for Creative Industries, Tilburg, Netherlands) – Why an Unconditional Basic Income will not lead to more socially beneficial activities
  • Cheng Furui (Institute of American Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences) – A new paradigm for the social dividend / basic income debate

Early afternoon parallel sessions (15 to 20)

15:15 – 17:15
Session 15 [Roundtable D]:
UBI from a Corporate Perspective
Chair: André Macedo
  • Stefan Seltz-Axmacher (Starsky Robotics), 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
Chair: Ann Withorn and Barb Jacobson
  • 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)
Session 17:
UBI in Guatemala, South Africa & Australia
Chair: [TBD]
  • Julio Linares, Rodrigo Carbonell and Hugo Rodas (National Cheng Chi University, Taiwan) – Guatemalan Basic Income Sovereign Fund
  • Johnbosco Nwogbo (Sussex University, UK) – A Rights-based defense of Universal Basic Income for South Africa
  • Troy Henderson (University of Sydney) – Options for a Basic Income in Australia
  • John Tomlinson (Basic Income Guarantee Australia) – When will the BIG wheel turn? Basic Income in Australia
Session 18:
UBI, Job guaranteed or Guaranteed Income?
Chair: [TBD]
  • 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
Chair: [TBD]
Session 20:
UBI, Capitalism & Exploitation
Chair: [TBD]
  • 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?

Late afternoon parallel sessions (21 to 26)

17:35 – 19:35
Session 21 [Roundtable F]:
Basic Income and Commonfare
Chair: [TBD]
  • 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
Chair: [TBD]
  • 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)
Session 23:
UBI, social security and the Welfare state
Chair: [TBD]
  • 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
Chair: [TBD]
  • Almaz Zelleke (NYU Shanghai) – Is Basic Income Capitalist, Socialist, or Something Else?
  • Télémaque Masson (EHESS, Paris) – The Politics of Unconditionality
  • Liz Fouksman (University of Melbourne) and Elise Klein (University of Melbourne) – Radical transformation or a technological intervention? Critical engagements in implementing a basic income
  • Jennifer Mays (School of Public Health and Social Work, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology) – Title TBC
  • Reimund Acker (Netzwerk Grundeinkommen) - Basic Income and Political Parties in Germany
Session 25:
UBI, Democracy and Human Rights
Chair: [TBD]
  • Leticia Morales (Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata) – The Democratic Case for a Robust Right to Income
  • Rados Vidakovic – In What Way does Basic Income Support Democracy? A Revelation of its Mechanism
  • Sonja Scherndl (STWR – Share the World’s Resources) – Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Universal Basic Income
  • Tadashi Okanouchi (Faculty of Social Sciences, HOSEI University, Tokyo, Japan) – Global Basic Income or Human Heritage Dividend
Session 26:
UBI in Brazil
Chair: [TBD]

Day 3: September 27 (ISEG)

Morning parallel sessions (27 to 32)

10:15 – 12:15
Session 27 [Roundtable L]:
UBI, The Future of the Welfare State and the Left
Chair: Roberto Merrill (Centre for Ethics, Politics and Society, University of Minho)
  • Zé Neves, Francisco Guerreiro, André Azevedo Alves, Daniel Oliveira.
Session 28:
Pilot projects in Mexico City, Toronto, Korea, Finland
Chair: [TBD]
  • Pablo Yanez – Mexico City’s Constitution: a step forward towards basic income
  • Carol-Anne Hudson (City of Toronto Urban Fellow) – Implementing A Basic Income Pilot Project in the City of Toronto: An Insider's View
  • 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
Session 29:
UBI & Poverty
Chair: [TBD]
  • Bruno de Oliveira (University of Brighton) – Homelessness in Times of Welfare Reforms
  • Laura Bannister and Paul Harnett (World Basic Income) – Basic income beyond borders: How a worldwide basic income could tackle global inequality and end extreme poverty
  • Annie Miller – A New Poverty Benchmark For Basic Income Schemes
  • Sandra Miller (Democracy Earth Foundation) – Solving Basic Income’s Most Intractable Problem of Secure Distribution
Session 30:
UBI and the Future of Work
Chair: André Coelho (UBI-Portugal)
Session 31:
Aspects of UBI in Portugal [in Portuguese and English]
Chair: [TBD]
  • Izaura Solipa Pires de Carvalho (Nova SBE) – Poverty and Precarity in Portugal: A Multidimensional Approach
  • Rui P. Fonseca (Direcção Geral da Segurança Social – MTSS, Portugal) – The Relation between Basic Income and Other Welfare State Benefits
  • Marcelo Lessa (CEO Lessa Consultoria) – Um passo à frente: Ferramenta econômica acelerando a transformação social
  • Lina Coelho (CES e FEUC) – RBI, segurança económica e igualdade de género
Session 32:
UBIE Workshop
Chair: [TBD]

Afternoon parallel sessions (33 to 38)

13:45 – 15:45
Session 33 [Film Projection]:
[Title TBC]
Chair: Enno Schmidt
  • Rena Masuyama (Japan) will show her film about Universal Basic Income
Session 34
Chair: Jenna van Draanen
  • Workshop for Addressing Issues Facing Basic Income Networks Around the World
Session 35:
RBI, Pobreza e Trabalho no Brasil [In Portuguese]
Chair: [TBD]
  • Ronaldo B. Junior, Silvia Inês Dallavalle Pádua, Emerson Aredes, Luiz Ricardo Brito (Universidade de São Paulo) – Representações sociais sobre o Rendimento Básico Incondicional na Europa: A ótica brasileira
  • Marcela Ribeiro de Albuquerque (UENP, Brasil), Rogério Mendonça Martins (UENP, Brasil) – Políticas Governamentais de Inclusão Produtiva para a Redução da Pobreza no Brasil
  • Thaís Amanda Silvestre (UENP, Brasil), Carla Maria Freres Stipp (UEL, Brasil), e Marcela Ribeiro de Albuquerque [GM7] (UENP, Brasil) – Aspectos do Processo de Terceirização no Direito Trabalhista Brasileiro: Precarização de Direitos Fundamentais
Session 36:
Implementing a UBI
Chair: [TBD]
  • 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
Chair: [TBD]
  • 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
Session 38:
UBI, Work & Dignity
Chair: [TBD]
  • Evamaria Langer-Dombrady (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