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Press Release: The first technical seminar of the Forum of Brazilian Sovereign Wealth Funds

Researchers from the Jain Family Institute (JFI) and Brazil’s Federal Fluminense University (UFF) gathered with experts and government officials today for a sovereign wealth fund seminar in Niterói, Brazil

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Event

Phenomenal World event: IMF and the Legacy of Bretton Woods

Video now available from our panel discussion on the global monetary system


Event

— Upcoming

— Phenomenal World

Phenomenal World event: Diminishing Returns

Virtual event June 22, 2022 at 4pm ET

Event

— Research Session

A virtual discussion on Half-Earth Socialism, June 17 at 3pm ET

A conversation with Drew Pendergrass and JFI Researcher Francis Tseng

Announcement

Announcing JFI’s partnership with the Research in Color Foundation

The partnership will support RIC’s work to champion scholars of color in economics and related fields.

Publication

The Right Way to Cancel Student Debt

A collaboration between JFI and Debt Collective, the issue brief makes a data-driven case for universal, automatic, and generous debt cancellation

Media Coverage

Research by Laura Beamer and Eduard Nilaj in the New York Times

JFI's higher ed research cited by David Brooks

Media Coverage

Lead Researcher Laura Beamer on the Brian Lehrer Show

Beamer spoke about student debt cancellation

Announcement

JFI's Macro Initiative

An Announcement

Report

Cost Deception at Elite Private Colleges

Following Millennial Student Debt Part 7, "How Schools Lie: The Deceptive Financial Aid System at America's Colleges," Laura Beamer and Eduard Nilaj scrutinize deceptive practices at top-ranked schools

Event

— Phenomenal World

— Webinar

Economic War and the Commodity Shock

Javier Blas, Nicholas Mulder, and Alex Yablon in conversation on April 8, 2022 at 11am Eastern Time

Event

— Webinar

Presentation on A New Public Housing Model -- Addis Ababa’s Urban Transformation

Join us on Friday, March 25 at 10am ET

Announcement

Claudia Sahm at the National Association of Business Economics

NABE's 38th annual economic policy conference

Publication

A New Public Housing Model -- Addis Ababa’s Urban Transformation

The first report from JFI's Social Wealth Portfolio

Event

— Webinar

What’s Next for Cash-Based Social Policies? Lessons from the Expanded Child Tax Credit

Join the Urban Institute and the Jain Family Institute for an event exploring key insights on the American Rescue Plan Act's expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC). The event will begin with the perspectives of CTC beneficiaries reached through enrollment campaigns in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Report

Rules, Accountability, and the Student Debt Crisis - New report from Laura Beamer

The paper explores the cross-section of the student debt crisis and key accountability measures under discussion in the Dept. of Ed’s ongoing negotiated rulemaking process, synthesizing data on the student loan portfolio, institutional diversity, borrowing and repayment metrics

Event

— Webinar

Sidhya Balakrishnan speaking at "Keeping it Real OC: Building Financial Strength for Vulnerable Families"

Orange County United Way hosts a "Keeping it Real OC" dialogue with a panel of experts, including JFI's Director of Research Sidhya Balakrishnan, to learn about the opportunities available for vulnerable families to build financial strength.

Publication

The Expanded Child Tax Credit and Parental Employment: Tenuous Evidence Points to Work Disincentives

Some academics and policymakers argue that the expanded Child Tax Credit will disincentive work; this report points out the weak evidence base for parents quitting work

Event

— Research Session

Anton Korinek: Aligning AI with Society's Values

JFI Research Session with Professor Anton Korinek, drawing on his work on AI systems and governance

Media Coverage

HudsonUP pilot features in The Economist

The HudsonUP Basic Income Pilot has completed one year of payments to its initial 25-person cohort; one recipient shares his story with The Economist

Announcement

JFI launches new macroeconomic research initiative, led by Claudia Sahm

Sahm’s new research area contributes to the current sea change in macroeconomic policy, providing tools and frameworks on employment and inflation

Media Coverage

Stephen Nuñez speaks to The Hill about the Child Tax Credit

Nuñez's comments are informed by microsimulation work with Jack Landry on the impacts of the expanded Child Tax Credit

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