Date: 26 November 2020
Place: Register for this online seminar. Shortly before the seminar you will receive a link to the webinar and instructions on how to ask questions to the authors.
This seminar will be held in English
Welcome to a seminar on the new book "Basinkomstens nya våg" (The New Wave of Universal Basic Income). In the book leading researchers on universal basic income (UBI) analyze recent UBI-related experiments in Finland and The Netherlands. What can these experiments tell us about the consequences of a UBI in advanced welfare states? The authors deal with the political processes that gave birth to the experiments and sheds light upon the effects on society of a UBI. Why were these experiments undertaken? What can be learned from a political and scientific standpoint? And what - if anything - can be said about the desirability of a UBI, based on these experiments?
Hear the authors and ask your own questions about UBI at this seminar.
Simon Birnbaum, associate professor at in political science at Södertörn University, affiliated researcher at the Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm and assistant professor at Institute for Housing and Urban Research at Uppsala University
Jurgen De Wispelaere, Assistant Professor, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga
Adjunct Professor in Philosophy of Social Policy, Tampere University
Robert van der Veen, political scientist at the University of Amsterdam
Moderator: Ludvig Beckman, professor of political science at Stockholm University.