Olli Kangas

Principal Investigator, Finnish Universal Basic Income experiment, and Professor of Practice, University of Turku


Olli Kangas is Professor of Practice at the University of Turku and the Director of Equality in Society research programme at the Academy of Finland. Previously he was Research Director (2007-2014) and Director of Governmental Relations (2015-2018) at the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela). His research interests revolve around comparative analysis of social policy systems, their macro-economic causes and consequences, income distribution, and the legitimacy of social institutions. He is Principal Investigator of the research group evaluating results from the Finnish Universal Basic Income experiment.