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Guy Standing

Guy Standing is Professorial Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies University of London. An economist, he is a Fellow of the British Academy of Social Sciences, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, co-founder and honorary co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), and Council member of the Progressive Economy Forum. He was previously a professor in SOAS, in the University of Bath, and in Monash University, and Director of the ILO’s Socio-Economic Security Programme. He has been a consultant for many international bodies, including UNICEF, UNCTAD, UNDP, the European Commission and World Bank, has worked with SEWA in India, and was Director of Research for President Mandela’s Labour Market Policy Commission. His books include The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class, published in 23 languages; Basic Income: And how we can make it happen, and Plunder of the Commons: A Manifesto for Sharing Public Wealth (2019).