Beveridge 2.0 Symposium: Priorities in Reforming Transfer Programmes

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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.


Symposium schedule:

2.15 – Introduction

Session 1

2.20 – 2.55pm David Piachaud – The Growth of Transfer Programmes and Issues for the Future

2.55 – 3.30pm Julian LeGrand – Basic Income or Basic Capital?

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3.40 – 4.15pm Malcolm Torry – The role of research in the Basic Income debate in the UK

4.15 –4.50pm Xavier Jaravel and Maitreesh Ghatak – Is Universal Basic Income Feasible and Desirable? New Insights from a Comparison to Optimal Taxation Theory and Existing Welfare Schemes

Session 3 – Beyond transfer programmes

5.00 – 5.35pm Ian Gough – The case for Universal Basic Services

5.35 – 6.10pm Mary Kaldor – Enhancing human security: practical possibilities in a global perspective

6.10 – 6.20pm Kitty Stewart – Wrap-up and closing remarks


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