Beveridge 2.0: Priorities for Reforming Transfer Programmes

Hosted by the School of Public Policy and Beveridge 2.0

32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Room 1.04

Recent years have seen a growing debate around different approaches to address human needs: programmes differ in a variety of ways – in terms of type and coverage of provision, level of generosity and conditionality arrangements – which in turn reflect different priorities and policy goals.

While the idea of a Universal Basic Income has seen increasing interest among policy makers and academics, this symposium brings together different disciplinary perspectives to explore normative justifications of different approaches to address human needs, as well as practical solutions, their feasibility and relevance to specific contexts and issues emerging in different countries around the world.

 A full schedule of the symposium can be found here.

Meet our speakers and chairs

Maitreesh Ghatak (@maitreesh) is Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, LSE.

Xavier Jaravel (@XJaravel) is Associate Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, LSE.

Ian Gough is visiting Professor at the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion and Associate at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Mary Kaldor (@KaldorM) is Director of the Conflict Research Programme, LSE IDEAS.

Sir Julian Le Grand (@julianlegrand) is Professor of Social Policy at the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship, LSE.

David Piachaud is Professor at the Department of Social Policy, LSE.

Malcolm Torry is Director of the Citizen’s Basic Income Trust and Visiting Senior Fellow at the Social Policy Department, LSE.

Kitty Stewart (@kittyjstewart) is Associate Professor at the Department of Social Policy, LSE.

Enkeleida Tahiraj (@edatahiraj) is Visiting Senior Fellow at the LSEE Research on South Eastern Europe of the London School of Economics and Political Science.


Professor Maitreesh Ghatak and Dr Xavier Jaravel: Universal Basic Income and Endogenous Labour Supply

Professor Ian Gough: The case for Universal Basic Services (UBS)

Professor Mary Kaldor: Human security: Practical possibilities

Professor Sir Julian LeGrand: Springboard or Lifebelt? Universal Basic Capital vs Universal Basic Income

Dr Malcolm Torry: The role of research in the Basic Income debate in the UK

More about this event

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Beveridge 2.0 Redefining the Social Contract is a programme hosted by the School of Public Policy that aims at bringing LSE's community together with the intent of exploring important policy questions, fostering dialogue across disciplines and identifying avenues for collaborative cross-disciplinary research.


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