New Research Collaboration between FRIBIS and the Rising Stars Academy

The Götz Werner Chair is pleased to announce that the Freiburg Institute for Basic Income Studies (FRIBIS) is now serving as a Host Institution at the Rising Stars Academy. This partnership opens exciting opportunities for advancing innovative research in the field of unconditional basic income.

Among the accepted Rising Stars are Vibhor Mathur and Femi Oladele, whose research projects offer promising approaches to empirically examine the emancipatory potentials of basic income.

Vibhor Mathur’s study utilizes the laboratory experiments pioneered by FRIBIS to empirically scrutinize the emancipatory claims of basic income and labor. By investigating the effects of basic income on the labor decisions of individuals in precarious situations, this research will not only strengthen the methodological and disciplinary collaboration between Vibhor and FRIBIS but also significantly contribute to the current policy debate on basic income and decent work.

On the other hand, Femi Oladele’s project explores the potentials of universal basic income in poverty alleviation in Sub-Saharan Africa and analyzes the capacities of African institutions to support the introduction and maintenance of such a system. By applying theories of the social contract and institutional approaches, key stakeholders will be identified to develop a sustainable strategy for implementing basic income and minimizing policy failures.

This collaboration underscores the commitment of FRIBIS and the Rising Stars Academy to innovative research on poverty alleviation and the creation of more just societies worldwide.