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
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
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.
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
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
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
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."
— Research Session
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.
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: City of Newark, JFI, and ESP release guaranteed income task force report
Pilot program to focus on residents facing housing insecurity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
— Research Session
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."
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: 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.
— Research Session
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.
Stanford Basic Income Lab interviews JFI's Stephen Nuñez
Sarah Berger Gonzalez of Stanford BIL interviewed Steve Nuñez alongside Madeline Neighly and Sarah Stripp
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.
Boston Review op-ed: JFI researchers on "What a Solidarity Economy Looks Like"
Paul Katz, JFI Fellow in Guaranteed Income, and our partner Leandro Ferreira wrote about the rapid and substantial COVID-19 response of the government in Maricá, Brazil, where we are researching a major basic income policy.
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