The Polycrisis in the news
The Polycrisis returns to the New York Times.
New Phenomenal World series: Market Microstructures
JFI Fellow Elham Saeidinezhad has launched a new series on Phenomenal World consisting of interviews with market-makers and analysis of...
JFI and Berggruen Institute Release Interactive Tool Exploring Impacts of a Public Bank
Digital web app allows anyone to build custom lending portfolios and see projected impacts on affordable housing, green energy, and...
JFI and Berggruen Institute Report: Public Bank Could Significantly Reduce Costs for Green Energy in Los Angeles
Paired with new federal incentives through the Inflation Reduction Act, a public bank could crucially accelerate community and utility-scale renewable...
JFI and Berggruen Institute Report: Public Bank Could Finance Employee-Ownership Transitions for Nearly 1500 LA Workers
Innovative financing mechanisms could help employees purchase small businesses from “a silver tsunami” of retiring owners, generating wealth for buyers,...
Press release: People’s assemblies should govern public banks
A new report from JFI and the Berggruen Institute's Municipal Public Banking series
“Stewarding” the Energy Transition: A Discussion
A discussion with Madison Condon and Benjamin Braun on how the asset management industry is approaching climate change.
Forum on Education Deserts: Supporting Rural Regions With Fewer Colleges
On May 23, The Chronicle of Higher Education hosts a forum featuring JFI's Laura Beamer on higher education deserts in the...
Discussion: Europe and the “New Washington Consensus”
A discussion on Europe and the Inflation Reduction Act, hosted by Le Grand Continent and Phenomenal World.
Halah Ahmad speaks on guaranteed income at the American Bar Association’s Economic Justice Summit
Ahmad's spoke on a panel covering "What is the role of lawyers in guaranteed income programs and how do we...
Understanding What’s Next in Cash Assistance: State-Level Expansions Through the Tax System
The “Cash Consortium” and the Urban Institute’s State and Local Finance Initiative invite you to join a virtual discussion...
Guaranteed Income as Economic Justice
Hosted in Washington, DC and featuring JFI's Halah Ahmad, this is a joint event by GHI Washington, the Kalmanovitz Initiative...
Municipal Public Banking
Municipal Bank of LA: Interactive Balance Sheet Simulator
The simulator enables the public to allocate resources among the proposed public bank lending programs, testing cost and profit assumptions...
Municipal Bank of LA: Clean Energy Portfolio Options
Paired with new federal incentives through the Inflation Reduction Act, this briefing covers ways a public bank could crucially accelerate...
Municipal Bank of LA: Financial Justice Portfolio Options
This briefing analyzes innovative financing mechanisms that could help employees purchase small businesses from a "silver tsunami" of retiring owners...
Millennial Student Debt
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...
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...
Student Debt and Young America in 2022 – Annual Report and Data Comparison Tool
The annual report provides a full analysis of the state of student debt in 2022—and what it could look like...
Revisiting the Child Tax Credit for the Lame Duck Session: Comparing Parameters for Anti-Poverty Impacts
JFI researchers review recent CTC proposals and simulate the effects of varying key reforms that increase the policy's anti-poverty impacts,...
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...
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...
From Idea to Reality: Getting to Guaranteed Income
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
JFI Position on Guaranteed Income, August 2021
A new position paper by JFI’s guaranteed income research team brings together years of policy research to define basic...
They Worked: Claudia Sahm on the effects of $1,400 relief payments on families and the economy
New survey data demonstrating how families made use of the third round of cash relief.
Social Wealth Seminar
Social Wealth Seminar: Paul Williams and Zachary Marks
"Building a Future for Public Developers."
Social Wealth Seminar: Jason Windawi
“What Makes Guaranteed Income Durable?"
Social Wealth Seminar: Saule Omarova
“The Case for a U.S. National Investment Authority.”
Messaging Guaranteed Income
Research Session: Perceptions of Guaranteed Income – New Polling
A look at early results from recent polling research on guaranteed income perceptions and messaging, featuring work from Leah Hamilton...
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...
How to frame guaranteed income policy: a review of literature
Plentiful research and pilots have demonstrated the positive impacts of guaranteed income, but policy proposals require careful attention to framing...
Inside Out: Mining and Renewable Energy
Inside Out: A Conversation
A live Twitter conversation between experts and advocates in renewable energy, economics, geology, indigenous rights, land rights, and related issues.
Inside Out: A Webinar
On May 20, 2020, JFI hosted a virtual briefing on a report on renewable energy, the future of mining, and the re-localization...
Inside Out: A Report
Whatever the shape of the coming transition away from fossil fuels, the need to understand the social and distributional costs...