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Technology, Employment and Basic Income

From Thursday May 25, 2017 at 9:00, to Friday May 26, 2017 at 14:00
Room 24.009 (Thursday 25th) and Room 24.104 (Friday 26th). Mercè Rodoreda 24 building
Workshop

Globalization and increasing automation are transforming economies. Companies are becoming more efficient which has implications for employment. All of these forces, together with ineffective welfare programs, is causing both governments and academics to rethink support systems provided to citizens at a time when some industries are facing significant market changes that may reduce employment or wages. In this workshop we begin with a dialog about technology and the potential for creative destruction or destructive creation regarding the well-being of the population particularly when it pertains to employment. From this preamble we then look at the notion of universal basic income as a potential solution to the disruptive market forces we face today. Experts will present recent research, experiments, and analysis about these efforts as well as look at the potential steps and alternatives that governments have and the steps that some of them have taken as they consider this solution.

We complement the workshop with the documentary “In the Same Boat” by Rudy Gnutti, who interviews international experts about these same topics and then talks about the effect of the film on raising awareness about basic income.

Free attendance.
Registration is required.
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SCHEDULE

25 MAY

9:00 - 10:00

REGISTRATION - MERCÈ RODOREDA BUILDING

Room 24.009

10:00 - 10:30

 

WELCOME

Jacint Jordana (Director, Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals)
Martha Garcia-Murillo (Syracuse University and Fulbright Scholar at IBEI)

10:30 - 11:00

 

TECHNOLOGY CREATIVE DESTRUCTION?

Debate

11:00 - 11:30

COFFEE BREAK

11:30 - 13:30

TECHNOLOGY AND EMPLOYMENT

Martha Garcia-Murillo (Syracuse University and Fulbright Scholar at IBEI), Ian MacInnes ( Syracuse University's School of Information Studies), Johannes Bauer (Michigan State University): Effects of ICTs on Employment

Aina Gallego (Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals): Perceptions of Technological Change and the Legitimation of Inequality

Angel Elias (Decano Facultad Relaciones Laborales, Universidad del Pais Vasco): La renta básica frente al reto del impacto de la automatización

13:30 - 14:30

LUNCH

14:30 - 16:30

EXPERIMENTS ON BASIC INCOME

Sjir Hoeijmakers (Director, Effectief Altruïsme Nederland) -via Skype-: Basic Income efforts in the Netherlands

Sara Bizarro (Universidade do Minho): Structuring Basic Income Pilot Programs: Models and Parameters

Bru Laín (Universitat de Barcelona and Basic Income Spanish Network): Proyecto piloto de rentas en Barcelona: el caso del BMINCOME

Jamie Cooke (Director, Royal Society of Arts Scotland): Basic Income Pilots in Scotland. Putting Ideas into Action

Jurgen De Wispelaere (University of Bath and ISRF): UBI in Finland

16:30 - 17:00

COFFEE BREAK

17:00 - 18:30

OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR A BASIC INCOME

Sergi Raventós (Basic Income Spanish Network): La Renta Básica Como Medida de Prevención y Protección de la Salud Mental

Daniel Raventós (Universitat de Barcelona): La financiación de la Renta Basica en España

Martha Garcia-Murillo (Syracuse University and Fulbright Scholar at IBEI), Daniel Navarro (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Ian MacInnes ( Syracuse University's School of Information Studies): Universal Basic Income and Incentives

18:30 - 21:00

MOVIE AND DISCUSSION: In the same boat

Rudy Gnutti (Film director): Raising awareness about UBI

26 MAY

9:00 - 11:00

POLITICA PUBLICA Y LA RENTA BASICA

Luis Sanzo Gonzalez (Departamento de Empleo y Políticas Sociales del Gobierno Vasco): Perspectivas sobre la política de garantía de ingresos en España

Lluís Torrens (Barcelona City Council): Renta Básica y el Reparto del Trabajo

Julen Bollain (Parlamentario de Elkarrekin Podemos): Esfuerzos hacia una Renta Basica en España

Jose Noguera (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona): Cómo avanzar hacia la renta básica en la agenda política: experiencias y problemas

11:00 - 11:30

COFFEE BREAK

11:30 - 13:30

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION

All invited speakers

13:30 - 14:00

CONCLUSION

Martha Garcia-Murillo (Syracuse University and Fulbright Scholar at IBEI)