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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)

Policy Brief

Analysis of Full Refundability of the Child Tax Credit Without Expansion

Recent reports indicate that the Build Back Better legislative package will allow the increased Child Tax Credit value to continue for one year, while making its full refundability provision permanent; JFI researchers simulate the effects on poverty, costs, and racial equity

Media Coverage

Social Wealth Fund work featured in Brazil's O Globo

Coverage of the partnership between JFI, UFF, CEDE, and the government of the city of Niterói

Press Release

New Release: A Critical Review of Macroeconomic Models for Guaranteed Income & The Child Tax Credit

Part of JFI’s white paper series on guaranteed income, the new report examines economy-wide impacts of these income support policies

Announcement

JFI higher education research supplements grassroots "Debt-Free College" week of action

As part of the Higher Ed Not Debt campaign of Generation Progress, JFI joined other research and policy organizations to provide nonpartisan analysis of free community college proposals and student debt burdens

Media Coverage

JFI's Critical Review of Macroeconomic Models is covered in Insider

Alex Yablon: "Empirical research suggests government money doesn't discourage work"

Event

— 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."

Publication

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)

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

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

Media Coverage

Laura Beamer in Open Campus

Scott Smallwood: "We spend a lot of time talking about the cost of college. But what if the numbers we’re using aren’t even right?"

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