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

January 14, 2022

JFI launches new macroeconomic research initiative, led by Claudia Sahm

Sahm’s new research area contributes to the current sea change in macroeconomic policy, providing tools and frameworks on employment and inflation

December 18, 2021

Homeownership and the Student Debt Crisis: Latest research from the Millennial Student Debt project

The eighth report in JFI’s student debt project, the research explores links between rising student debt and declining homeownership over the past decade

December 17, 2021

HudsonUP Basic Income Pilot releases year one report

JFI Senior Fellow Leah Hamilton presents early results of the five-year basic income pilot in Hudson, NY with effects on wellbeing, relationships, employment

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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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