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Michael Faye

Michael Faye is the co-founder of GiveDirectly and Segovia Technology. His work on international development has been published in the American Economic Review, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Foreign Affairs, and elsewhere. He is also a term member of the Council of Foreign Relations. He received a PhD in economics from Harvard, as well as a BA in Math and Classics.


Recipients of basic income continue to work, spend less on vice, and are able to invest in long-term plans.

Paul Niehaus Michael Faye