The mission of Cash Transfer Lab (CTL) is to build an evidence base regarding cash transfer policies like a Universal Basic Income. We answer the fundamental questions of how a Universal Basic Income policy would transform American families, communities and economies.
The first major initiative is to study the effects of the permanent fund dividend (PFD), a policy in Alaska that has paid every Alaskan resident a substantial amount of cash annually since 1982. This is the closest policy in the world to a Universal Basic Income.
If you have a stake in Alaska’s future and have a question you want answered about the PFD, please send a note to the Cash Transfer Lab founder and executive director, Dr. Sarah Cowan at firstname.lastname@example.org