Basic Income Research Group BIRG


  • Prof. Dr. Bernhard Neumärker


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Prof. Dr. Bernhard Neumärker (Director)

Ana Palermo Kuss (PhD)

 Max Trommsdorff


 Marcel Franke (PhD Student)

Thematic Overview

The Basic Income Research Group (BIRG) of the Department of Economic Policy and Constitutional Economic Theory analyses effects of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) on labor supply, voluntary work, and the society as a whole. One focus is on the ordopolitical development of a UBI and assessment of a social-contractarian legitimized UBI. Parts of the research is done within the SoCoLab and Basic Income Seminars. of the Department.

Main Resarch Areas

  • Social-contractarian legitimization of a UBI
  • Ordopolitical logic of a UBI
  • Problems of time allocation and time souvereignity in the labor-leisure model and its switches throuch income changes
  • Voluntary work and its relation towards a UBI
  • Basic Income and altruism
  • Participative and non-participative versions of a UBI

Relevant Publications:(coming soon) 

Links (German)