Universal Basic Income Workshop: Experiments, Policies, and Strategies

Universal Basic Income Workshop: Experiments, Policies, and Strategies

Virtual Event

Free Registration

June 24 and 25, 2021

Recordings of all sessions here.

Income guarantee programs have attracted increasing attention from academics, policy makers and the general public. The Covid-19 pandemic accentuated the interest in the topic, in view of the sudden need to ensure the livelihood of millions of people, most of whom were not the typical target audience for income transfer programs.

The Universal Basic Income Workshop: Experiments, Policies, and Strategies will be a space for dialogue between researchers from around the world on this issue.

Recordings of all sessions here.

Schedule

June 24th / June 24th

All times below are listed in US Eastern Time (GMT-4).

9:00-9:30 am (GMT-4) Welcome and opening remarks

  • Speakers: Fábio Waltenberg and Michael Stynes
  • In English with Portuguese translation.


9:30-11:00 (GMT-4): Session 1 Challenges to the quantitative evaluation of the Maricá basic income program

  • Speakers: Fábio Waltenberg and Sidhya Balakrishnan
  • Commentator: Ioana Marinescu
  • Chair: Steve Nuñez
  • In English with Portuguese translation.


11:00-1:30pm: Lunch


1:30-3:00 (GMT-4): Session 2 Results of the cash transfer experiment in Kenya

  • Speaker: Paul Niehaus 
  • Commentator: Johannes Haushofer
  • Chair: Sidhya Balakrishnan
  • In English with Portuguese translation.


5:00-6:30 (GMT-4): Session 3 US Guaranteed Income table

  • Speaker: Jonathan Morduch
  • Open Research Lab - Elizabeth Rhodes
  • Chair: Roberta Mendes
  • In English with Portuguese translation.


7:00-8:30 (GMT-4): Session 4 Basic Income experiment analysis in Gyeonggi, Korea

  • Speaker: Kim Jae-yong
  • Commentator: Steve Nuñez
  • Chair: Leandro Ferreira
  • In English with Portuguese translation.


June 25 8:30-10:00 am (US Eastern Time, GMT-4): Session 5 Basic Income experiment in Finland

  • Speaker: Olavi Kangas
  • Commentator: Jurgen de Wispelaere
  • Chair: Fernando Freitas
  • In English with Portuguese translation.


10:10-12:00: Lunch


12:00-1:30 (GMT-4): Session 6 Preliminary qualitative results of the evaluation of the Maricá basic income program

  • Speakers: Paul Katz, Roberta Mendes and Fernando Freitas
  • Commentator: Massimiliano Mollona
  • Chair: Andrea Gama
  • In English with Portuguese translation.


2:00-3:30 (GMT-4): Session 7 Toward UBI in Latin America: a national or a local policy strategy?

  • Speaker: Jonathan Menkos
  • Commentators: Yasmín Salazar and Andrea Bonilla
  • Chair: Fábio Waltenberg
  • In Spanish.


4:00-5:30 (GMT-4): Session 8 Non-contributory benefits as a path toward basic income? Mexico, Brazil, and the ECLAC’s view.

  • Speaker: Pablo Yanes
  • Commentator: Leandro Ferreira
  • Chair: Sara Restrepo
  • In Spanish.


Hosting partners:

  • Federal Fluminense University
  • CEDE - Center for Studies on Inequality and Development
  • Jain Family Institute
  • FAPERJ - Research Support Foundation of the State of Rio de Janeiro

Logistics:

  • Synthesis Events, Travel and Scientific-Cultural Exchange

Recordings of all sessions here.

Email us at jfi@jainfamilyinstitute.org with questions.