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The Jain Family Institute is a nonpartisan applied research organization in the social sciences.

Our Work

Guaranteed Income

Guaranteed Income

We build pilots, design policy, and conduct research on guaranteed income alongside international partners in government, philanthropy, and academia.

Digital Ethics and Governance

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

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.

Social Wealth

Social Wealth

We build tools, conduct research, and develop partnerships to help transform public assets into long-term financial portfolios in service of the public interest.

Macroeconomic Research

Macroeconomic Research

This research program provides cutting-edge macroeconomic research, modeling, and quantitative analysis.

New Initiatives

New Initiatives

JFI continually assesses potential projects. Here are a few of our new directions.


Recent Updates

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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Phenomenal World

Phenomenal World is a publication managed by staff of the Jain Family Institute, focused on theory and commentary across the social sciences. The content published here does not necessarily reflect the views of the Jain Family Institute.

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Opportunities

We are currently hiring for an editorial position, a strategy position, and two research positions. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates on new positions.


Support Us

JFI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and depends on the support of donations from individuals and grants from institutions.


Contact Us

If you are interested in collaborating with us or would like to hear more about our work, please get in touch.