Policy Brief

Reducing Refundability of the Child Tax Credit: Assessing Poverty Impacts and Trade-offs

A microsimulation brief finding that proposals to limit the refundability of the Child Tax Credit would increase child poverty by 53 percent, along with other trade-offs


— Research Session

Investments in Tuition-Free College: Where the US has been and where America's College Promise would take us

Join us for a Research Session with Peter Granville, Senior Policy Associate at The Century Foundation, drawing on his recent report: "Congress's Free Community College Plan Could Benefit 8 Million Students, With the Right Funding Formula."


In Politico: JFI Fellow Paul Williams, Cea Weaver on federal housing policy

The op-ed presents the case for reconciliation package funds to address a national housing crisis

Press Release

Announcing a new partnership with the municipal sovereign wealth fund of Niterói, Brazil

JFI partners with the Municipal Treasury of the city of Niterói and the Federal Fluminense University to offer tools and analysis in support of the city’s sovereign wealth fund, the Fundo de Equalização da Receita (Budget Stabilization Fund)

Press Release

New Analysis: Poverty Impacts of the ARPA’s Child Tax Credit Limited Without More Robust Enrollment of Non-filers

The brief provides results of a range of scenarios for CTC take-up rates among eligible children, showing poverty reduction depends on enrollment of millions accessing other benefits

Policy Brief

Assessing Non-filer Rates & Poverty Impacts for the American Rescue Plan Act’s Expanded CTC

A microsimulation of child poverty impacts and analysis of how to reach eligible non-filers for maximum poverty impacts


New Research in Millennial Student Debt: How Schools Lie

In "How Schools Lie: The Deceptive Financial Aid System at America's Colleges," JFI researchers explore how higher education institutions mislead students by understating true costs and overstating aid


JFI Position on Guaranteed Income

A new position paper by JFI's guaranteed income research team draws on years of policy research to define basic parameters for a guaranteed income. The paper covers the aspects that overwhelming evidence suggests may create a more robust safety net in the United States, in tandem with existing programs


— Upcoming

July 27, 10 am ET: Panel Discussion on the Future of Social Democracy

A discussion around our book, MARKET ECONOMY, MARKET SOCIETY, featuring Stephanie Mudge, Adam Przeworski, Wolfgang Streeck, and Waltraud Schelkle, co-hosted with London School of Economics Sociology


— Webinar

Cash Aid: Views from the Front Lines of the Pandemic

Hosted by JFI, the Urban Institute, and Aspen Institute Financial Security Program, this discussion highlights pain points and lessons from the past year's federal safety net measures


Opportunity in Crisis: New Polling on Public Opinion Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

The first of three polling briefs, "Opportunity in Crisis" is part of JFI's Messaging Guaranteed Income project


New Research: Claudia Sahm assesses the effects of $1,400 stimulus checks

Sahm's new brief is "They Worked: The effects of $1,400 stimulus checks on families and the economy"

Media Coverage

JFI Research featured in a New York Times editorial by Rashida Tlaib and Eduardo Suplicy

The editorial, published June 30, is titled "Prioritizing People to Build Back the Economy"


— Webinar

Universal Basic Income Workshop: Experiments, Policies, and Strategies

A two-day, online series of events and presentations on international basic income


Marshall Steinbaum publishes new student debt research; Brookings event

The latest research in JFI's series on student debt


Paul Williams and James Medlock write on paternalism, market failures, and welfare policy in the US

A new position post in JFI's "From Idea to Reality" series


— Webinar

International Perspectives in Basic Income Messaging - BIRAL Seminar

JFI is hosting the second Basic Income Research and Action Lab (BIRAL) seminar: “International Perspectives in Basic Income Messaging,” an international collaboration of JFI, FRIBIS, BIEN, and GRI Basic Income Research Group


Friederike Schuur on Data Networks for UN Global Pulse

Schuur, a joint fellow with JFI and United Nations Global Pulse, provides an overview of her research


How to frame guaranteed income policy: a review of literature

A preponderance of research and pilots have demonstrated the positive impacts of guaranteed income, but policy proposals require careful attention to framing to garner widespread political will for cash


Toolkit on guaranteed income in the U.S. for pilots, research

JFI released guaranteed income toolkit of collective best practices, pilot efforts & policy as cash initiatives continue to grow and policy proposals proliferate


— Phenomenal World

Investment and Decarbonization: A Panel Discussion

A panel hosted by the Phenomenal World.

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