Priorities for Reforming Transfer Programmes

Beveridge 2.0 Symposium: Priorities for Reforming Transfer Programmes

Wednesday 29 January 2020
Time: 2:15pm-6:30pm
Venue: 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Room 1.04
Speakers: Various

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.


Professor Maitreesh Ghatak and Dr Xavier Jaravel

Department of Economics, LSE

Universal Basic Income and Endogenous Labour Supply [slides]

Professor Ian Gough

Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, LSE

The case for Universal Basic Services (UBS) [slides]

Professor Mary Kaldor

Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit, Department of International Development, LSE

Human security: Practical possibilities [slides]

Professor Sir Julian LeGrand

Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepeneurship, LSE

Springboard or Lifebelt? Universal Basic Capital vs Universal Basic Income [slides]

Professor David Piachaud

Department of Social Policy, LSE

The Growth of Transfer Programmes and Issues for the Future

Dr Malcolm Torry

Citizen’s Basic Income Trust and Department of Social Policy, LSE

The role of research in the Basic Income debate in the UK [slides]


Dr Kitty Stewart

Department of Social Policy, LSE

Dr Enkeleida Tahiraj

LSE Research on South East Europe