Latest news coverage of Universal Basic Income and the Lab

July 15, 2021

Stanford scholar’s new book examines how to build social justice across age groups

New book highlights the need to distribute jobs, income and other essential resources in a way that treats people who are young and old as equals

January 4, 2021

Can people with vastly different political beliefs support a Universal Basic Income?

Olga Lenczewska, a fellow with the Stanford Basic Income Lab and 5th PhD student at Stanford looks at a how universal basic income (UBI) has a rare potential to gather supporters who hold vastly different beliefs and ideological commitments.

December 11, 2020

Video: Visualizing UBI Research

The Lab invites you to take a more indepth look at the creation of the research visualization and to consider some of the areas for future research! Enjoy!

November 30, 2020

Updated: Global Map of UBI Experiments: Where Have We Been, Where Are We Now, and Where Are We Going?

How and where have Universal Basic Income (UBI) and policies that share features with a UBI been tested? What are some significant differences between these programs and which features do they share with an ideal UBI policy? What impacts can be measured when giving individuals unconditional cash on a regular basis?

April 28, 2020

Should Cash Transfers Used as an Emergency Response Be Universal or Targeted?

Should a cash transfer be universal—paid to everyone—in response to an external shock (e.g. financial, natural disaster, pandemic)? And why? The Stanford Basic Income Lab’s program manager, Sarah Berger Gonzalez, recently reached out to partners in the basic income community to engage them on this question.

April 10, 2020

What Does the COVID-19 Pandemic Mean for Basic Income Experiments?

Without a doubt, COVID-19 has sent unanticipated health, economic, and social shocks to communities throughout the United States and abroad. Those engaged in basic income experiments are thinking critically about how this shock is likely to change the way they engage with beneficiaries and the broader community and possibly impact current and future research.

May 10, 2019

Introducing 2019-20 Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The Basic Income Lab is excited to introduce our 2019-20 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dr. Rebecca Hasdell.

November 6, 2018

Highlights from the CASH Conference

Watch and read highlights from the Economic Security Project's innaugural CASH Conference in San Francisco on October 19, 2017 .

November 6, 2018

First Spring at the Basic Income Lab

Watch and read highlights from the Economic Security Project's innaugural CASH Conference in San Francisco on October 19, 2017 .