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.
JFI continually assesses potential projects. Here are a few of our new directions.
September 8, 2021
New Analysis: Poverty Impacts of the ARPA’s Child Tax Credit Limited Without More Robust Enrollment of Non-filers
The brief provides results of a range of scenarios for CTC take-up rates among eligible children, showing poverty reduction depends on enrollment of millions accessing other benefits
August 31, 2021
New Research in Millennial Student Debt: How Schools Lie
In "How Schools Lie: The Deceptive Financial Aid System at America's Colleges," JFI researchers explore how higher education institutions mislead students by understating true costs and overstating aid
July 16, 2021
New Research: Claudia Sahm assesses the effects of $1,400 stimulus checks
Sahm's new brief is "They Worked: The effects of $1,400 stimulus checks on families and the economy"
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