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From Idea to Reality: Getting to Guaranteed Income

Amid growing calls for a US guaranteed income, JFI releases a new series for lawmakers and advocates on how to build and implement such a program nationwide

Featured


Press Release

Press Release: Announcing a Partnership between Robert Smith’s Student Freedom Initiative and the Jain Family Institute

JFI will offer design and analytics for Robert Smith’s major new nonprofit fund for historically Black colleges and universities


Event

— Research Session

Max Kasy

Join JFI for a virtual research session with Max Kasy, Associate Professor at Oxford, discussing fairness in algorithmic decision-making.

Announcement

Announcing JFI's Social Wealth Seminar

The seminar is an ongoing virtual, semi-monthly forum exploring strategies to manage public assets and resources in service of a more just society.

Research

Declining Access, Rising Cost: The Geography of Higher Education Post-2008

A new report on the Phenomenal World and interactive map displaying the price of college throughout the US

Media Coverage

Time Magazine covers Robert Smith's Student Freedom Initiative in partnership with JFI

The multi-billion dollar non-profit fund creates alternative financing options at HBCUs, with JFI partnering on program design, analytics, & research

Media Coverage

AméricaEconomía features JFI's basic income research in Brazil

Lead Researcher in Guaranteed Income, Stephen Nuñez, and Paul Katz, VP of Special Projects spoke about basic income in Maricá, and "solidarity economy" during COVID-19

Blog Post

Phenomenal World publishes "Trade Wars are Class Wars" interview

Economists Michael Pettis and Matthew Klein in conversation with historian Adam Tooze on the groundbreaking new book, "Trade Wars are Class Wars."

Event

— Research Session

Andre Luduvice

We were joined by Andre Luduvice of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, and doctoral candidate in economics at UPenn, for a preliminary discussion on the macroeconomic effects of UBI.

Event

Experts & advocates on renewable energy, mining, land rights discuss JFI’s report on mining

Our Live #JFIMiningChat on Twitter shed new light on Green New Deal legislation and the practical and ethical questions related to a transition away from fossil fuels

Press Release

Press Release: City of Newark, JFI, and ESP release guaranteed income task force report

Pilot program to focus on residents facing housing insecurity.

Media Coverage

JFI's Paul Katz provides expertise on UBI for Latin America Advisor

JFI VP for Special Projects Paul Katz, who leads the qualitative study of our work on Maricá, Brazil's basic income policy, spoke with Anastasia Chacon at Latin America Advisor for a feature on UBI policies.

Media Coverage

Phenomenal World analysis of class politics in dollar hegemony features in Bloomberg Markets Odd Lots podcast

Yakov Feygin and Dominik Leusder's widely-read Phenomenal World analysis of "The Class Politics of the Dollar System" was featured for an in-depth interview with podcast hosts Joe Weisenthal & Tracy Alloway.

Event

JFI hosts Michael Pettis, Adam Tooze, and Matthew Klein discussing "Trade Wars are Class Wars" book release

In conversation with historian Adam Tooze, Michael Pettis and Matthew Klein discussed the important ramifications of international trade wars that stem from savings imbalances driven by dramatic income distributions.

Event

JFI's Arden Ali presents on digital ethics to the American Bar Association

JFI Lead Researcher in Digital Ethics & Governance, Arden Ali, spoke on a panel for the ABA International Law Section, discussing ethical and legal frameworks relevant to AI and algorithm technologies.

Paper

JFI Senior Fellow Johannes Haushofer publishes in Science on the best interventions for a pandemic

Alongside Jessica Metcalf, JFI Senior Fellow Johannes Haushofer wrote for Science magazine's Policy Forum regarding ways to discern the the best interventions to reduce virus transmission in a pandemic.

Event

— Research Session

Alex Hertel-Fernandez

Columbia SIPA Assistant Professor Alex Hertel-Fernandez joined JFI for a virtual Research Session and fascinating discussion on "Collective Action in Private Governments: Lessons for Building Labor Power in the Pandemic."

Media Coverage

JFI researchers publish CARES Act op-ed in The Hill

JFI Lead Researcher on Guaranteed Income, Stephen Nuñez, and Halah Ahmad, PR and Policy Communications Lead, wrote about key gaps in the CARES Act cash transfer legislation.

Press Release

Press Release: Inside Out, new report on renewable energy and the future of mining

JFI Lead Independent Researcher Francis Tseng provides a comprehensive survey of transitions to renewable energy infrastructure and the myriad harms of mining.

Event

— Research Session

Gernot Wagner

Author of "Climate Shock" and NYU associate professor of environmental studies and public service, Gernot Wagner joined JFI for a virtual research session on carbon pricing and COVID-19.

Media Coverage

Stanford Basic Income Lab interviews JFI's Stephen Nuñez

Sarah Berger Gonzalez of Stanford BIL interviewed Steve Nuñez alongside Madeline Neighly and Sarah Stripp

Event

Live Twitter chat - free higher ed, austerity, & other histories from Kim Phillips-Fein

JFI hosted five historians and economists for a live Twitter chat about free higher ed, austerity, the New Deal, and modern implications, drawing from an interview with historian Kim Phillips-Fein. Read the conversation archive here.

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