The Jain Family Institute is an 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.
JFI continually assesses potential projects. Here are a few of our new directions.
March 25, 2021
Universal Basic Income in NYC: Working Paper on Macroeconomic Effects
Khalil Esmkhani, Jack Favilukis, and Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh revise and expand their macroeconomic model of guaranteed income in NYC to examine new forms of financing
February 17, 2021
Robust evidence for $1400 relief and recovery checks
Drawing on over a decade of rigorous research, JFI Senior Fellow Claudia Sahm presents evidence in favor of additional $1400 checks for all those that received $600 earlier this year
February 5, 2021
Comparing bipartisan proposals for a federal child allowance expansion
JFI researchers compare child allowance proposals from the perspective of extensive cash-transfer expertise
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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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