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Guy Standing

Guy Standing

Professorial Research Associate, SOAS University of London and BIEN

Guy Standing is an economist, with a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. He is Professorial Research Associate at SOAS University of London, and was a professor at SOAS and Bath and Monash universities. He was Director of the ILO’s Socio-Economic Security Programme, and Director of Research for President Mandela’s Labour Market Commission. He has been a consultant for many international bodies, and is co-founder and co-president of BIEN, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and the UK Academy of Social Sciences. He has conducted basic income pilots in several countries, and is advising the governments of Wales and Catalonia on ongoing pilots.

His latest book is The Politics of Time: Gaining Control in the Age of Uncertainty. His previous book The Blue Commons (2022) was a Financial Times’ Book of the Year. His other books include Plunder of the Commons (2019); Basic Income: And How We Can Make It Happen (2017); Basic Income: A Transformative Policy for India (2015); The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class (fourth edition 2021).