Debating Basic Income

The context for this day-long workshop is two-fold: the continuing commemoration of the work of Tony Atkinson at Nuffield and the official launch of the report of the International Panel of Social Progress.

The programme for the day will be:

10.30am to 12.30pm

  • Marc Fleurbaey (Princeton) - 'Basic Income as a Component of Social Progress’
  • Jonathan Wolff (Oxford) - ‘Is There a Path to Basic Income?’
  • Tania Burchardt (LSE) - ‘Funding Social Protection’
  • Louise Haagh (York) - ‘Basic Income and Human Development’

Lunch from 12.30 to 2pm

2 to 3.30pm

  • Peter Sloman (Cambridge) - ‘Basic Income in British Politics: Reflections on a Century of Campaigning’
  • Stuart White (Oxford) - ‘Getting to Basic Income: Citizens' Wealth Funds and Basic Income Experiments’
  • Ed Miliband MP tbc

Coffee break from 3.30 to 3.45pm

3.45 to 5.15pm

  • Martin O’Neill (York) - ‘Of Tigers and Tabby Cats: On the Risks and Costs of a UBI’
  • Julie Rose (Dartmouth) - ‘Effective Freedom and Some Limits of an Income-Focused Approach’
  • Philipe Van Parijs (Louvain) - ‘Taking Stock … and Some Personal Reflections’

Reception and launch of the International Panel of Social Progress Report at 5.15pm, followed by dinner at 7pm.

The Debating Basic Income conference has been convened by Cécile Laborde and Ho Yuen. For information about the conference, including abstracts, please see the full programme or email Cécile at