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Paul Niehaus

Paul Niehaus works to enable the transfer of resources to the extreme poor. He is a co-founder of GiveDirectly, co-founder of Segovia Technology, and an associate professor of economics at UC San Diego. Paul is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a Junior Affiliate at the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), an Affiliate of the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), and an Affiliate at the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA). He holds a PhD in economics from Harvard University and is a National Science Foundation Fellow and a Sloan Fellow.


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

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