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.
We build tools, conduct research, and develop partnerships to help transform public assets into long-term financial portfolios in service of the public interest.
JFI continually assesses potential projects. Here are a few of our new directions.
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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JFI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and depends on the support of donations from individuals and grants from institutions.
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