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The Jain Family Institute is an 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.

New Initiatives

New Initiatives

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


Recent Updates

November 17, 2020

JFI report by senior fellow Marshall Steinbaum examines the crisis of non-repayment of student debt

A new analysis in the Millennial Student Debt series finds that student debt loads are increasingly difficult for students to repay, despite income-driven repayment and other policies meant to ease the burden for students

November 4, 2020

October 30, 2020

The Compton Pledge features in multiple nationwide media outlets

JFI's partnership guaranteed income initiative with Mayor Aja Brown and Fund for Guaranteed Income has captured attention for its scale and design

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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 accepting applications for a vice president of strategy and operations.


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.