Guy Standing


Guy Standing is a Professorial Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies - SOAS, University of London. He was previously Professor of Economic Security at the University of Bath and Professor of Labour Economics at Monash University, Melbourne. Before that, he was Director of the ILO’s Socio-Economic Security Programme and Director of the ILO’s Labour Market Policies Branch.

Professor Standing is a founder and honorary co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), an NGO promoting basic income as a right, with members in over 50 countries.

His most recent books are The Corruption of Capitalism: Why Rentiers Thrive and Work Does Not Pay (2016), Basic Income: A Transformative Policy for India (2015), with S. Davala, R. Jhabvala and S.K. Mehta; A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens (2014); and The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class (2011; third edition 2016). The Precariat has been translated into 16 languages.