KARL WIDERQUIST                                                                                 CURRICULUM VITAE

Lecturer in Politics

The School of Sociology, Politics, and International Relations

The University of Reading

Reading, UK, RG6 6AA

Telephone: (+44)(0)7748 963517

U.S. Telephone: (+1) 269-445-8398

Email: Karl@Widerquist.com

Website: www.widerquist.com/karl

 

Education

 

DPhil (PhD) in Politics, the University of Oxford, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, UK, August 2006

  Fields of Study: Analytical Political Theory, Distributive Justice

  Dissertation: “Property and the Power to Say No: A freedom-based argument for basic income”

PhD in Economics, the City University of New York, New York, NY, 1996

  Fields of Study: International Trade, Human Resources, and Public Choice

  Dissertation: “A Voting Paradox and the Budget Deficit”

BA in Economics, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1987

 

Employment History

 

Lecturer in Politics The School of Sociology, Politics, and International Relations, The University of Reading, UK, September 2007–June 2008

  Courses: Modern Politics (including British and American government and theory of democracy); Political Thinking (modern political theory); Political Classics (political philosophy from Plato to Rousseau)

Faculty Fellow, The Murphy Institute, Center for Ethics and Public Affairs, Tulane University, September 2006–July 2007

  Fulltime academic researcher

Teacher, The Oxford Tradition, Pembroke College, Oxford University, July 2006

  Course: Politics and Economics, major and minor sections

Tutor, Oxford University, 2004–2006

  Colleges: Corpus Christi, Magdalen, Wadham, and Hertford

  Courses: Political Theory (three times), Classical Political Thought (once), and Foundations of Modern Social and Political Thought (once)

Staff Economist, Educational Priorities Panel, 225 Broadway, Suite 3101, New York, NY 10007, August 2000June 2002

  Researcher working on issues of the public education budget in New York State

Hoover Fellow in economic and social ethics, Chair Hoover d’éthique économique et sociale, Université catholique de Louvain, 3 place Montesqueieu, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium February–August, 2001

  Visiting research fellow, fulltime academic researcher

Resident Research Associate, The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, June 1997–August 2000

  Economic researcher, writer and editor


Adjunct Lecturer, New York University, 1994–1997

  Courses: Intermediate Microeconomics, Poverty & Income Distribution, International Trade, Principles of Microeconomics, History of Economic Thought

Adjunct Lecturer, Staten Island College, 1994, 1996–1997

  Courses: Business Statistics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Introduction to Economics

Adjunct Lecturer, Hunter College, 1992–1995

  Courses: Intermediate Microeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Introduction to Economics

Research Assistant, National Bureau of Economic Research, New York, NY, 1990–1992

Substitute Teacher, Lewis Cass Intermediate School District, Cassopolis, MI, 1989–1990

Substitute Teacher, Diablo Valley Unified School District, 1989, Concord, CA

Bond Trading Assistant, The Iowa Grain Company, Board of Trade, Chicago, IL, 1987–1988

 

Publications and Presentations

 

Books

 

1.     The Ethics and Economics of the Basic Income Guarantee, with Michael Anthony Lewis and Steven Pressman (eds.), Aldershot, UK: Ashgate 2005

  Collected volume of essays from the First USBIG Congress

2.     Economics for Social Workers: The Application of Economic Theory to Social Policy and the Human Services, with Michael Anthony Lewis, New York: Columbia University Press, 2002

  Textbook for the social policy class required by most masters programs in social work

Current project: co-editor, The Blackwell Anthology of Basic Income, Oxford, UK: Blackwell

  Anthology of articles on basic income expected to be released in 2008

 

Scholarly Articles and Book Chapters

 

* Indicates peer review, total 11

 

3.     * “A Dilemma for Libertarianism,” Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (forthcoming)

4.     “The Basic Income Guarantee and the goals of equality, efficiency, and environmentalism” with Michael Lewis in Environment and Employment: A Reconciliation, Philip Lawn (Ed.) London: Routledge (forthcoming)

5.     * “Libertarianism” in the International Encyclopedia of Public Policy, Volume 3, Phil O’Hara (Ed.) Oxford: Oxford University Press (forthcoming)

6.     * “The Bottom Line in a Basic Income Experiment” Basic Income Studies 1 No. 2, December 2006

7.     * “Who Exploits Who?” Political Studies 54, No. 3, October 2006, pp. 444-464

8.     “Launching a Basic Income Journal” Basic Income Studies 1, No. 1, Summer 2006

9.     * “An Efficiency Argument for the Basic Income Guarantee,” with Michael A. Lewis International Journal of Environment, Workplace and Employment 2, No. 1, 2006, pp. 21-43

10.  “Discussion” Time for Land Value Tax? Dominic Maxwell and Anthony Vigor (eds.) London: Institute for Public Policy Research, 2005

11.  “Introduction to the Symposium on the Basic Income Guarantee,” with Michael Lewis and Steven Pressman, The Review of Social Economy 63, No. 4, December 2005. Revised version published as “An introduction to the Basic Income Guarantee” in The Ethics and Economics of the Basic Income Guarantee, Widerquist, Lewis, Pressman (eds.), Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005


12.  “A Retrospective on the Negative Income Tax Experiments: Looking Back at the Most Innovative Field Studies in Social Policy,” with Robert Levine, Harold Watts, Robinson Hollister, Walter Williams, and Alice O’Connor, in The Ethics and Economics of the Basic Income Guarantee, Widerquist, Lewis, Pressman (eds.), Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005

13.  “Does She Exploit or Doesn’t She?” in The Ethics and Economics of the Basic Income Guarantee, Lewis, Pressman, and Widerquist (eds.), Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005

14.  * “A Failure to Communicate: What (If Anything) Can we Learn from the Negative Income Tax Experiments?” the Journal of Socio-Economics 34 No. 1, 2005, pp. 49–81

15.  “Introduction,” The Journal of Socio-Economics 34, 2005, pp. 1–2

16.  “The Labour Market Findings of the Negative Income Tax Experiments and Their Effects on Policy and Public Opinion,” in Promoting Income Security as a Right: Europe and North America, G. Standing (ed.), London, Anthem Press, 2004, pp. 497–537

17.  * “Public Choice and Altruism,” the Eastern Economic Journal 29, No. 3, Summer 2003

18.  * “Perspectives on the Guaranteed Income, Part II,” the Journal of Economic Issues 35, No. 4, December 2001

19.  * “Perspectives on the Guaranteed Income, Part I” the Journal of Economic Issues 35, No. 3, pp. 749–757, September 2001

20.  * “Reciprocity and the Guaranteed Income,” Politics and Society, Volume 33, No. 3, pp. 386–401, September 1999

21.  “Redistribution and Reciprocity” in Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Economics Association Annual Meeting, D. Y. Lee (ed.), 1998

 

Papers Under Review

 

“Lockean Property theory” at the Journal of Moral Philosophy

“The Physical Basis of Voluntary Trade” at Economics and Philosophy

 

Translations

 

22.  “Predicciones de Keynes: ‘Las posibilidades económicas de nuestros nietros’ Una visión restrospectiva” Ciudadanos: Critica Política y Propuesta Año 6, No. 10 El Futuro (Invierno de 2006). Traducido por José Villadeamigo, pp. 55-60 de “Re-Reading Keynes” Dissent

 

Book Reviews

 

23.  Review of Natural Justice, Ken Binmore, Utilitas (forthcoming)

24.  Review of the Ethics of Stakeholding, Keith Dowding, Jurgen De Wispelaere, and Stuart White, the Citizens Income Newsletter, Issue 2, 2007

25.  Review of Libertarianism Without Inequality, Michael Otsuka, the Citizens Income Newsletter, Issue 1, 2005

26.  Review of Work Behavior of the World’s Poor: Theory Evidence and Policy, Mohammed Sharif, the Citizens Income Newsletter, Issue 3, 2004

27.  Review of The Civic Minimum, Stuart White, the Citizens Income Newsletter, 2004 (1)

28.  Review of Real Libertarianism Assessed, Andrew Reeve and Andrew Williams (eds.), the Citizens Income Newsletter, Issue 1, 2004

29.  Review of Economics as Religion: from Samuelson to Chicago and Beyond, Robert H. Nelson, the Eastern Economic Journal 30, No. 1, 2004

30.  Review of The Political Economy of Inequality, Ackerman, Goodwin, Dougherty, and Gallagher (eds.), the Journal of Economic Issues 35, No. 4, December 2001

 

Economic Policy Reports

 

31.  Academic Intervention Services, New York: The Educational Priorities Panel, 2001

32.  Getting It Right, The Educational Priorities Panel, 2001

33.  The Regressive Effect of STAR, The Educational Priorities Panel, 2001

34.  Checkerboard II: An Analysis of Tax Effort, Equalization, and Extraordinary Needs Aid, The Educational Priorities Panel, 2001

35.  Building Aid Short Changes the Big Cities, The Educational Priorities Panel, 2000

 

Articles in the Popular Media

 

36.  “Conference Report: The Eleventh BIEN Congress” Citizens Income Newsletter Issue 2, 2007

37.  “Re-Reading Keynes: Economic Possibilities of Our Grandparents” Dissent, Winter 2006

38.  “The Basic Income Guarantee,” Synthesis/Regeneration 26, Fall 2001

39.  “The Money-Making Ethic,” Chronogram Magazine, New Paltz, NY, January 1999

40.  “Blaming the Worker,” Chronogram Magazine, January 1998

41.  “The Book is Dead,” Cake: The Nonmusic Music Magazine, October 1996

 

Newsletters

 

The U.S. Basic Income Guaranteed Network Newsletter, 2000-present. Subscription 600

  46 issues: Volume 1, No. 1 January 2000 – current issue

Summary, the Jerome Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, Subscription 8,000

  12 issues: Volume 6, No. 3, Summer 1997 – Volume 9, No. 3, Summer 2000

 

Total publications of all kinds: 99

 

Invited Presentations

 

Keynote speaker: “Is freedom a limitation on redistribution or a motivation for it?” Conference: Social aspects of Green Economics, Mansfield College, Oxford University, February 9, 2008

“Status Freedom” The Cardiff Political Theory Research Seminar, Cardiff University, November 30, 2007

Panelist, “Basic Income and the Republican Legacy,” Towards a Basic Income Society? Conference at the Centre for the Study of Social Justice, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, October 26, 2007

“The Labor Market Effects of Basic Income,” Swedish Green Party Headquarters, Stockholm, August 19, 2006

“Getting the Question Right in a European Basic Income Experiment,” Towards a Basic Income Experiment, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain, October 20, 2005

“A Failure to Communicate: What (if Anything) Can we Learn from the Negative Income Tax Experiments?” EFS Exploratory Workshop: Toward a European Basic Income Experiment, Barcelona, Spain, September 18, 2004

Panelist, “Economic Equity / Income Sufficiency,” Living Justice: Pathways from Poverty and Commitment to the Common Good, a conference at the Vincentian Center for Church and Society, St. John’s University, October 20, 2001

Respondent, The Educational Priorities Panel’s Regional Cost Adjustment Forum, for members and staff of the New York State Legislature, April 3, 2001

Panelist, “What to do About Inequality,” AFEE-Levy Summer School on Institutional Economics, the Jerome Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, June 20–23, 1999


 

Editorial and Organizational Credits

 

Editor, Basic Income Studies, 2005–present (www.bepress.com/bis/), a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary academic journal specializing in articles on basic income and related policies

  Volume 1, Issue 1, May 2006 through current issue

Editor (www.levy.org), the Levy Institute

  Nine Policy Briefs and Policy Notes, five Conference Proceedings

Referee

  Journal of Socio-Economics, Louvain Economic Review, Eastern Economic Journal, Journal of European Social Policy, and Ethical Theory and Moral Practice

Conference Organizer, the Second, Third, Fourth and Sixth Congresses of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network, 2003–2007 (www.usbig.net)

  Interdisciplinary academic and policy conference with 4080 participants each year

 

Memberships

 

Founding member and coordinator: The U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network

Trustee: The Citizens Income Trust, United Kingdom

Executive Committee Member, Basic Income European Network

Member: American Political Science Association, Political Studies Association, American Philosophical Association, American Economic Association, Eastern Economic Association

 

Grants, Awards, and Fellowships

 

Murphy Institute Faculty Fellowship, Tulane University, 2006–2007, eight-month award, approximate value $45,000

Clarendon Fellowship, Oxford University, 2002–2005, three-year award, approximate value $50,000

Hoover Fellowship in economic and social ethics, Chair Hoover d’éthique économique et sociale, Université catholique de Louvain, 2001, six-month award, approximate value $8,000

Gilleece Fellowship, the City University of New York, New York, NY, 1990–1994, four-year award, approximate value $70,000