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 share agreement capital structuring, program design, and underwriting.

Recent Updates

June 23, 2020

Press Release: Announcing a Partnership between Robert Smith’s Student Freedom Initiative and the Jain Family Institute

JFI will offer design and analytics for Robert Smith’s major new nonprofit fund for historically Black colleges and universities

June 12, 2020

Andre Luduvice

We were joined by Andre Luduvice of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, and doctoral candidate in economics at UPenn, for a preliminary discussion on the macroeconomic effects of UBI.

June 4, 2020

Press Release: City of Newark, JFI, and ESP release guaranteed income task force report

Pilot program to focus on residents facing housing insecurity.

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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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The Jain Family Institute typically hires research fellows for the fall and spring semesters, but we accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year.

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

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