Obtained from https://www.istiseo.org/summerschool2016.asp

Obtained from https://www.istiseo.org/summerschool2016.asp

This event is a one-week course targeted at graduate students, with five high profile lecturers, several of whom support basic income and several of whom are Nobel laureates. Brief bios of the esteemed speakers obtained from their Wikipedia pages are below.


Angus Stewart Deaton, a Fellow of the British Academy, is a British-American economist. In 2015, he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare. See details of his BI endorsement here.

Andrew Michael Spence is an American economist and recipient of the 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, along with George Akerlof and Joseph E. Stiglitz, for their work on the dynamics of information flows and market development.

Joseph Eugene Stiglitz is an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. He is a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001) and the John Bates Clark Medal (1979). He is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank. He is known for his critical view of the management of globalization and laissez-faire economists (whom he calls “free market fundamentalists”). See details of his BI endorsement here.

Guy Standing, FAcSS is a British professor of Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and co-founder of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN). His recent work has concerned the emerging precariat class and the need to move towards unconditional basic income and deliberative democracy.

Emanuele Ferragina is Departmental Lecturer in Comparative Social Policy at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at the University of Oxford, and does research on social participation, the welfare state and inequalities. He has established (with a group of Italian researchers) the think tank Fonderia Oxford, which has the objective of raising public awareness about important societal issues.

More details about the summer school June 11-18, 2016 at the Istituto di Studi Economici e per l’Occupazione in Iseo, Italy can be found at: https://www.istiseo.org/summerschool2016.asp


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