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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.

New Initiatives

New Initiatives

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


Recent Updates

October 28, 2021

Analysis of Full Refundability of the Child Tax Credit Without Expansion

Recent reports indicate that the Build Back Better legislative package will allow the increased Child Tax Credit value to continue for one year, while making its full refundability provision permanent; JFI researchers simulate the effects on poverty, costs, and racial equity

October 27, 2021

New Release: A Critical Review of Macroeconomic Models for Guaranteed Income & The Child Tax Credit

Part of JFI’s white paper series on guaranteed income, the new report examines economy-wide impacts of these income support policies

October 26, 2021

JFI higher education research supplements grassroots "Debt-Free College" week of action

As part of the Higher Ed Not Debt campaign of Generation Progress, JFI joined other research and policy organizations to provide nonpartisan analysis of free community college proposals and student debt burdens

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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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Support Us

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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