The Jain Family Institute is a nonpartisan applied research organization in the social sciences.
We build pilots, design policy, and conduct research on guaranteed income alongside international partners in government, philanthropy, and academia.
Digital Ethics and Governance
We conduct research, support education, and develop governance systems relating to the use of artificial intelligence at all scales.
Higher Education Finance
We focus on designing financing for the labor and education markets, with expertise in income contingent financing capital structuring, program design, and underwriting.
We build tools, conduct research, and develop partnerships to help transform public assets into long-term financial portfolios in service of the public interest.
This research program provides cutting-edge macroeconomic research, modeling, and quantitative analysis.
JFI continually assesses potential projects. Here are a few of our new directions.
March 3, 2022
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
February 1, 2022
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
January 22, 2022
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
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JFI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and depends on the support of donations from individuals and grants from institutions.
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