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Research interests

Joe Chrisp is a post-doctoral Research Associate at the Institute for Policy Research


Joe is interested in:

  • political economy of the welfare state
  • politics of age, assets and housing
  • labour market policy
  • public attitudes to tax and welfare
  • basic income
  • comparative research


Joe Chrisp re-joined the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) as a Research Associate in October 2021 on the Economics of Basic income project. This examines the case for basic income from a macroeconomic and political economy perspective, drawing on trends in the labour share, technological change and household debt. The project takes a heterodox approach and leans, in particular, on the recent literature on growth regimes.


Joe previously worked as a post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Comparative Politics, University Bergen, as part of the CONSULTEFFECTS project, which examined the spread of stakeholder consultations across Europe in public policymaking. He completed his PhD on the political feasibility of basic income in high-income countries at the IPR, University of Bath. Prior to his PhD, Joe spent two years (2013-15) lecturing at Guangdong University of Finance and Economics on a variety of subjects in English.


Joe completed his PhD at the University of Bath in 2020. He has a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Public Policy from the University of Bristol, graduating in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Public Policy, Master in Science, University of Bristol

Oct 2011Oct 2012

Award Date: 30 Jan 2013

Social Policy, Doctor of Philosophy, Political feasibility of a universal basic income in advanced welfare states, University of Bath

Oct 2016Apr 2020

Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Bachelor of Arts, University of Oxford

Oct 2008Jul 2011

External positions

Post-doctoral research fellow, University of Bergen

Apr 2020Aug 2021

Research assistant, University of Bergen

Feb 2020Apr 2020


  • Political economy
  • Welfare states
  • Demography
  • Basic income
  • Social Policy
  • Political Economy
  • Political preferences


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