Dr Malcolm Torry

Dr Malcolm Torry

Visiting Senior Fellow

Department of Social Policy

About me

Dr. Malcolm Torry is Director of the Citizen’s Basic Income Trust. He has first degrees in mathematics, theology, philosophy, and economics and management, and higher degrees in social policy and in theology. From 1980 to 2014 he served in full-time posts in the Church of England’s ministry, latterly on the Greenwich Peninsula. Since 2014 he has given most of his time to the increasingly lively debate on a Citizen’s or Basic Income: an unconditional and nonwithdrawable income for every individual.

He has research interests in the reform of social security benefits; in the characteristics and management of religious and faith-based organisations; and in metaphysics. Much of the social policy research is done using EUROMOD, the microsimulation programme managed by the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex. For the most recent working paper, click here.

Publications include Money for Everyone: Why we need a Citizen’s Income(Policy Press, 2013); 101 Reasons for a Citizen’s Income (Policy Press, 2015), The Feasibility of Citizen’s Income (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), Citizen’s Basic Income: A Christian social policy (Darton, Longman and Todd, 2016), Why we need a Citizen's Basic Income: The desirability, feasibility and implementation of an unconditional income (Policy Press, 2018), Managing God’s Business(Ashgate, 2005), Bridgebuilders: Workplace chaplaincy: a history (Canterbury Press, 2010), Managing Religion (two volumes, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), Mediating Institutions (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).

A current project is the Palgrave International Handbook of Basic Income (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming, 2019). 

Expertise Details

reform of social security benefits; characteristics and management of religious and faith-based organisations; metaphysics