Dr. Karl Widerquist

Associate Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q)

Academia | Income Equality and Impact of Capitalism on Communities
AffiliationGeorgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q)

Dr. Karl Widerquist is an associate professor of philosophy at Georgetown University in Qatar. He specializes in political philosophy. His research is mostly in the area of distributive justice—the ethics of who has what.

Dr. Widerquist is best known as an advocate of basic income, but has also published in journals in fields as diverse as economics, politics, philosophy, and anthropology.

Dr. Widerquist was a founding editor of the journal, Basic Income Studies. He has published more than twenty scholarly articles and book chapters. His articles have appeared in journals such as Raisons Politiques, Political Studies; the Eastern Economic Journal; Politics and Society; and Politics, Philosophy, and Economics.

Dr. Widerquist holds two doctorates—one in Political Theory from Oxford University (2006) and one in Economics from the City University of New York (1996).