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.
This research program provides cutting-edge macroeconomic research, modeling, and quantitative analysis.
JFI continually assesses potential projects. Here are a few of our new directions.
April 19, 2022
Cost Deception at Elite Private Colleges
Following Millennial Student Debt Part 7, "How Schools Lie: The Deceptive Financial Aid System at America's Colleges," Laura Beamer and Eduard Nilaj scrutinize deceptive practices at top-ranked schools
March 22, 2022
A New Public Housing Model -- Addis Ababa’s Urban Transformation
The first report from JFI's Social Wealth Portfolio
February 1, 2022
The Expanded Child Tax Credit and Parental Employment: Tenuous Evidence Points to Work Disincentives
Some academics and policymakers argue that the expanded Child Tax Credit will disincentive work; this report points out the weak evidence base for parents quitting work
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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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