Comment évaluer le revenu universel ? L'expérience finlandaise.

Séminaire avec Olli Kangas, coordinateur de l’expérimentation du revenu de base en Finlande, 23 février 2017, 12h30-14h30
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Seminar with Olli Kangas:

How to evaluate the basic income? The Finnish experiment.

 (Séminaire en anglais)

LIEPP is glad to invite you to attend the seminar held on:

Thursday, Fabruary 23rd, 2017
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Room Percheron
98 rue de l'Université, 75007 Paris

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Olli KANGAS  (Director of Governmental Relations, KELA - Social Insurance Institution of Finland) en charge de l’expérimentation du revenu de base en Finlande

Olli Kangas Olli Kangas took his PhD degree 1991 in sociology at Helsinki University. 1994 he was nominated to Professor and Head of the Department of Social Policy at Turku University. 2004-2007 he worked as professor at the Danish Institute for Social Research. 2008-2015 he worked as the head of the Research Department at the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela). In 2016 he was nominate to Director of Governmental relations at Kela. He is a member of the Finnish Academic Society of Sciences. His research interests revolve around comparative political economy of the welfare state - causes and consequences. At present he is leading the basic income experiment in Finland.


There are strong arguments in favor and against basic income (BI). The arguments are too often based on very thin empirical evidence. We can obtain more evidence by carrying out microsimulations on the would-be effects of different BI models and tax systems attached to them. We can also arrange experiments to test how BI would work in practice. The Finnish pilot that started in 2017 experiments with 2,000 unemployed persons by guaranteeing them €560 net a month. The main outcomes that will be followed are employment, other activities, experiences with social bureaucracy and the level of health and general well-being.

Discussion by

Bruno PALIER (CNRS Research Director at Centre d'études européennes/CEE, LIEPP's Co-Director).