Recent Publications

Universal basic income policies and their potential for addressing health inequities – Transformative approaches to a healthy, prosperous life for all (Louise Haagh and Barbara Rohregger, World Health Organization, June 2019)

Basic Income for All: From Desirability to Feasibility (Stewart Lansley and Howard Reed, Compass, January 2019)

Attitudes to Basic Income in Ireland – New evidence from the European Social Survey (Daniel Capistrano, UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy, December 2018)

Basic Income Model D – An Income Tax Proposal to facilitate the introduction of Basic Income in Ireland (Dave Quinn, Basic Income Ireland, December 2018) (ppt)

Examining the effects of a Basic Income in Ireland – Tax Rates and Distributional Effects (Eamon Murphy & Seán Ward, Social Justice Ireland, December 2018)

Income & Wealth in Ireland – an overview (Micheál Collins, UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy, December 2018)

Basic Income Around The World: The Unexpected Benefits of Unconditional Cash Transfers
(Otto Lehto, The Adam Smith Institute, January 2018)

Basic Income as a Policy Option: Can it add up? (OECD, May 2017)

Basic Income – Radical Utopia or Practical Solution? (Social Justice Ireland, December 2016)

All BIEN Congress research papers 1998-2018 can be found on the BIEN website.

The US-based Basic Income Guarantee group publish all discussion papers presented at their regular conferences.

The UK-based Citizen’s Basic Income Trust do a great job of tracking and summarising research findings on their Research & Analysis page

Video Resources

Animated introduction by Annie Lowrey and The Atlantic (August 2018)
Explainer video by Kurzgesagt (December 2017)
TEDx talk on UBI by historian Rutger Bregman (October 2014)

We have collected a lot of other interesting videos about basic income on our YouTube channel.

Published work by members of Basic Income Ireland

‘Estimating the Cost of a Basic Income for Ireland’ by Micheál Collins (BIEN Congress, 2012) is available here.

‘Basic Income – Why and How in Difficult Economic Times: Financing a BI in Ireland’ by Seán Healy, Michelle Murphy, Sean Ward and Brigid Reynolds. (BIEN Congress, 2012) is available here.

‘Universal Basic Income and Recognition Theory: A Tangible Step towards an Ideal’ by Róisín Mulligan, Roisin (BIEN Congress, 2012) is available here.

‘Our Welfare System is Broken. We can fix it by paying everybody’ by Anne B Ryan (a short article from the Journal.ie, which includes comments from readers) is available here.

‘Cultivating sustainable and ethical prosperity with basic income’ by Anne B Ryan Paper (originally presented to TASC (Think-tank for Action on Social Change) conference, Crisis to Opportunity Oct 19th, 2012, Dublin) is available here.

‘Reflections on Developing a National Campaign for Basic Income in Ireland’ by John Baker and Anne B Ryan (BIEN Congress, 2012) is available here.

‘All things considered, should feminists embrace basic income?’ by John Baker (Basic Income Studies, 2008) is available here.

Download the Irish Government’s 2002 Green Paper on basic income here.

‘An Egalitarian Case for Basic Income’ by John Baker (in P. Van Parijs, Arguing for Basic Income, 1992) is available here.

Websites of associated organisations and networks

Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) is a source of world-wide information about basic income. BIEN publishes Basic Income News.

Universal Basic Income Europe (UBIE) is the umbrella organisation for European UBI campaign groups.

Social Justice Ireland has promoted basic income in Ireland for more than twenty years and is a source of information and concrete proposals for Ireland.

Citizens Basic Income Trust is the British affiliate of BIEN. Their website has a wealth of additional information in English including downloadable leaflets and newsletters.

Citizens Basic Income Network Scotland is the Scottish affiliate of BIEN. Scotland is also home to the Basic Income Scotland project – a pilot UBI scheme backed by four regional councils and NHS Health Scotland.

US BIG is the US affliate of BIEN. Their website also has a wealth of additional information in English including a bibliography of more than 2000 books and articles on basic income.