We’re excited to announce that the Basic Income Lab will join the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality (CPI) in September. Joining CPI will strengthen the Lab’s ability to analyze and visualize basic income data and frame policy options. It will also support and situate basic income within CPI’s broader mission to monitor trends, support scientific analysis, develop evidence-based policy, and disseminate research on poverty and inequality. Finally, joining CPI will bring the Lab closer to complementary research on other policy innovations, including baby bonds. The Lab will continue to equip the field with insights and convene stakeholders around the politics, philosophy, economics, and implementation of basic income and related cash policies.

As the Lab joins CPI, its founder, Juliana Bidadanure, will transition to New York University to become Associate Professor of Philosophy. Juliana will remain associated with the Lab as Senior Advisor. Sean Kline, who has co-directed the Lab since 2021, will assume the role of Director. We are grateful to the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society for hosting the Lab to this point.