Latest news coverage of Universal Basic Income and the Lab

May 24, 2020

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 .