PhD Heikki Hiilamo works as a research professor at National Institute for Health and Welfare and as a professor of social policy at University of Helsinki. Previously Hiilamo has worked as research professor at Social Insurance Institution on Finland. He has worked as visiting professor at University of California San Francisco and VID Specialized University Oslo. Hiilamo’s research interests include basic income, family policy, poverty, inequality, welfare state research and tobacco control. His articles have appeared in leading international journals including Journal of Social Policy, Journal of European Social Policy, International Journal of Epidemiology, American Journal of Public Health and Social Science and Medicine. In 2018 he published a book on household debts for Edward Elgar. Hiilamo’s next book on Participation Income — An Alternative to Basic Income for Poverty Reduction in the Digital Age will be published in August 2022 (Participation Income (e-elgar.com)). In 2016 Hiilamo was awarded with State Award for Public Information.