Karl Widerquist

Faculty Fellow 2006-2007

Center for Ethics
Karl Widerquist


Karl Widerquist earned a Ph.D. in Economics from City University of New York in 1996, and D.Phil. in Political Theory at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University in June of 2006, and is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Reading. Dr. Widerquist serves as an editor of Basic Income Studies. His publications include The Ethics and Economics of the Basic Income Guarantee (ed. with Michael A. Lewis and Steven Pressmen, Ashgate, 2005), Economics for Social Workers: The Application of Economic Theory to Social Policy and Human Services (with Michael A. Lewis, Columbia University Press, 2002), as well as articles in the Journal of Socio-Economics, the Journal of Economic Issues, and Politics and Society. His most recent work, “Who Exploits Who,” was published in Political Studies in October 2006.

Education & Affiliations

  • Ph.D. in Economics, City University of New York
  • D.Phil. in Political Theory, Oxford University