Nicholas Langridge

Area and Development Studies

PhD Researcher in Area and Development Studies (ESRC 1+3)
Department for Social and Policy Studies, University of Bath

Start date: October 2020

Research topic: Examining the environmental implications of Universal Basic Income (UBI)

Universal Basic Income has been gaining prominence in political and policy circles, including as a response to the Covid-19 crisis. Multiple trials have been commissioned around the world, with many others being planned or requested.

The social and economic benefits (and challenges) or UBI have been widely written about and researched. However, a dearth of knowledge exists on the environmental implications. I propose to fill this gap by examining how UBI could contribute to both mitigating and adapting to environmental crises.

Research supervisors: Dr Neil Howard, Professor James Copestake, Dr Milena Buchs