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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

Announcement

Claudia Sahm speaks at NY Fed Symposium "Heterogeneity in Macroeconomics: Implications for Policy"

An event from the Applied Macroeconomics and Econometrics Center (AMEC) of the New York Fed

Media Coverage

Coverage of "Homeownership and Student Debt" in Bloomberg, Politico

"Homeownership and Student Debt" is the eighth post in JFI's Millennial Student Debt project

Media Coverage

Bloomberg: "The Year Basic Income Programs Went Mainstream"

Stephen Nuñez speaks on what we know, and what we don't, from guaranteed income pilots

Media Coverage

JFI microsimulations in Congressional testimony, Congressional Research Service FAQ

"Assessing Non-Filer Rates," JFI's first microsimulation brief, in testimony to Select Subcommittee Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis

Media Coverage

Jordan Weissmann, Matt Yglesias cover JFI's microsimulation briefs

JFI's microsimulations provide rapid analysis in response to federal policy debates about the Child Tax Credit

Media Coverage

JFI's Claudia Sahm provides insights on macroeconomic and Fed trends

Featured in the Washington Post, Vox, Bloomberg and elsewhere, Sahm discusses short-run inflation, changing Fed policy, and monetary policy trends

Research

Publication

Homeownership and the Student Debt Crisis: Latest research from the Millennial Student Debt project

The eighth report in JFI’s student debt project, the research explores links between rising student debt and declining homeownership over the past decade

Publication

Memo: Cost Simulations of a Fully-Refundable Child Tax Credit (CTC) 2022-2031

Jack Landry and Stephen Nuñez publish ten-year CTC full refundability estimates, illustrating compromise proposals that retain CTC poverty impacts with space for other social programs

Report

HudsonUP Basic Income Pilot releases year one report; Fast Company coverage

JFI Senior Fellow Leah Hamilton presents early results of the five-year basic income pilot in Hudson, NY with effects on wellbeing, relationships, employment

Event

— Research Session

Media Coverage

"Analysis of Full Refundability of the Child Tax Credit Without Expansion" covered in Huffpost, CNBC

Microsimulation work from Jack Landry and Stephen Nuñez shows significant child poverty reductions

Event

— Webinar

Research Briefing: Macroeconomic Effects of the Child Tax Credit

A brief overview of a JFI report that explores the macroeconomic effects of regular cash transfers, such as the new Child Tax Credit (CTC)

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