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

August 15, 2022

New Release: Political economy of guaranteed income

JFI experts on guaranteed income research and policy communications close out the 'getting to guaranteed income' white paper series, including with lessons from Saru Jayaraman of One Fair Wage

August 9, 2022

Research Brief: Migration and Housing Inflation, by Paul Williams

How rents impacted pandemic migrations, and migrations shape rent growth

May 24, 2022

Announcing JFI’s partnership with the Research in Color Foundation

The partnership will support RIC’s work to champion scholars of color in economics and related fields.

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

Contact Us

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