Guy Standing

Economist; Professorial Research Associate, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; author, The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class

Guy Standing is a Professorial Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He is a fellow of the British Academy of Social Sciences and co-founder and now honorary co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), an international NGO that promotes basic income. He was previously Professor of Development Studies in SOAS, Professor of Economic Security, University of Bath, Professor of Labour Economics, Monash University, and Director of the ILO's Socio-Economic Security Programme. He has been a consultant for many international bodies, including UNICEF, UNDP and the World Bank, and was Director of Research for President Mandela's Labour Market Policy Commission. His most recent books include The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class (2011), which has been translated into 18 languages (including Portuguese); A Precariat Charter (2014), and, with others, Basic Income - A Transformative Policy for India. His latest book is The Corruption of Capitalism: Why Rentiers Thrive and Work Does Not Pay (2016). His next book, due out in June 2017 is Basic Income: A Guide for the Perplexed. Professor Standing earned a B.A. in Economics at the University of Sussex, an M.A. in Labour Economics and Industrial Relations at the University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. in Economics while at the University of Cambridge.


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