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New Directions in Basic Income Workshop takes place in Ann Arbor, Michigan this weekend

Friday, May 18, 2018 2:00 pm to Sunday, May 20, 2018 2:30 pm

Michigan League Ballroom and Rackham Graduate School Amphitheatre

Details about the workshop: Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan, in collaboration with the Stanford Basic Income Lab and with support from the Economic Security Project, will host a three-day workshop May 18-20, 2018, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The workshop will be the first to take an in-depth look at basic income as a poverty alleviation strategy and spur the next generation of research on basic income studies. The workshop will provide opportunities to learn about basic income projects and shape the long-term research agenda. Nearly fifty scholars from across the U.S. will participate in a series of in-depth research workshops over the weekend, and several talks and panels are open to the public.

Co-Organizers: Juliana Bidadanure (Stanford University), Taylor Jo Isenberg (Economic Security Project), Michael Lewis (Hunter College), Elizabeth Rhodes (Y-Combinator Research) Luke Shaefer (University of Michigan)

Aims for this workshop include the following:

  • Familiarize participants on basic income research, currently available data sources and state of the art projects that are underway
  • Present basic income findings from top research scholars in the field
  • Provide opportunities for participants to engage leading experts in discussions on the top priorities for the next generation of basic income research and policy
  • Provide interactive instruction and debate on the various models that basic incomes might take (e.g., child allowance, guaranteed basic income)
  • Provide practical tips and ideas for basic income research design
  • Provide participants with an opportunity to identify their own research projects and develop preliminary design that can be used when the participant returns to her/his home institution

Friday, May 18, 2018
Michigan League Ballroom

2:00-3:15 pm: Keynote Address by Chris Hughes, Facebook co-founder and co-chair of the Economic Security Project
Livestreamed at:

3:15-4:30 pm: Framing the Conversation
Dylan Matthews, Vox Media
Michael Lewis, Hunter College
Sam Hammond, Niskanen Center
Olga Lenczewska and Avshalom Schwartz, Stanford Basic Income Lab

4:30 – 5:30 pm: Small group discussion

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Rackham Amphitheatre

9:00 – 10:30am: Keynote Address: Basic Income: What Can We Learn from the Past, and How Could we Move Forward?
Yannick Vanderborght, Université Saint-Louis, Brussels

10:30am – 12:00pm: Cutting Edge Basic Income Research, Findings Future Directions
Elizabeth Rhodes, Y Combinator Research
Evelyn Forget, University of Manitoba
Taylor Jo Isenberg, Economic Security Project

2:00 – 3:30pm: Basic Income and Racial Equity
Dorian Warren, Roosevelt Institute

3:30 – 5:00pm: The Politics of Basic Income
Richard Caputo, Yeshiva University Wurzweiler School of Social Work
Catherine Thomas, Stanford Basic Income Lab

Sunday, May 20, 2018

9:00 – 12:00 am: Workshop sessions

1:00 – 2:30pm: Keynote Address: The Devil’s in the Caveats: A Critical Discussion of Basic Income Experiments and Parting Advice, Rackham Amphitheatre
Karl Widerquist, Georgetown University




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