José A. Noguera is an Associate Professor (2002) in the Department of Sociology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and Director of the Analytical Sociology and Institutional Design Group (GSADI). He holds a PhD in Sociology (1998) from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and has been visiting researcher at the University of California-Berkeley, and at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has been the Principal Investigator of several GSADI projects funded by the R+D Spanish National Plan since 2006. His empirical research is currently focused on the feasibility of universal welfare policies such as basic income, but also on income guarantee schemes, tax compliance, social influence dynamics, and prosocial motivations. Noguera’s publications also cover sociological theory, philosophy of social science, social policy, and normative social theory. José A. Noguera is an Associate Editor of Basic Income Studies and serves on the International Advisory Board of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN). He is a member of the Advisory Board for Health and Social Services (Spanish Ministry of Health, Family and Social Welfare), the International Network of Analytical Sociologists (INAS) and the Spanish Network for Social Policy (REPS). He has been advisor for the European Parliament and the Spanish and Catalan Parliaments in the area of income guarantee schemes. He is also a member of the Advisory Council of Barcelona City Hall’s Basic Income pilot (B-Mincome).
Main publications on Basic Income
(2019): “The Second-Best Road Ahead for Basic Income”, Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal, 40 (2) (Spring, forthcoming). (2019): “The Political Debate on Basic Income and Welfare Reform in Spain”, Social Policy & Society 18(2): 289-299. (2016): (with J. Tena): “Renta Básica e Incentivos Laborales: Una Aproximación desde la Teoría de Juegos” [Basic Income and Labour Incentives: A Game-Theory Approach], Revista de Ciencia Política, 36(2): 563-582. (2013): (ed.) (with K. Widerquist, Y. Vanderborght & J. De Wispelaere): Basic Income: An Anthology of Contemporary Research. Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell. (2012): (with J. De Wispelaere): “On the Political Feasibility of the Basic Income Guarantee”. In R. Caputo (ed.), Basic Income Guarantee and Politics: International Experiences and Perspectives on the Viability of Income Guarantee. New York, Palgrave. (2006): “A Plea for the Use of Laboratory Experiments in Basic Income Research” (with J. de Wispelaere), Basic Income Studies 1(2): 1-8. (2005): “Citizens or Workers? Basic Income vs. Welfare-to-Work Policies”, Rutgers Journal of Law and Public Policy 2(1). (2004): “Basic Income, Social Polarization and the Right to Work” (with D. Raventós). In G. Standing (ed.), Promoting Income Security As a Right: Europe and North America. London, Anthem Press. (2001): “Some Prospects for a Basic Income Scheme in Spain”, South European Society & Politics 6(3): 83-102.