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.
October 21, 2022
New Student Debt Report Compares Debtor Makeup to Narratives on Debt Cancellation
The tenth installment in the ongoing Millennial Student Debt project, Laura Beamer's newest report combines three datasets to analyze debt burdens and repayment across class, income, race, gender and degree type.
October 17, 2022
Understanding What’s Next in Cash Assistance: State-Level Expansions Through the Tax System
The “Cash Consortium” and the Urban Institute’s State and Local Finance Initiative invite you to join a virtual discussion on recent changes in state cash assistance to families.
September 10, 2022
JFI's guaranteed income analysis in the New York Times
The article, "Guaranteed Income Programs Spread, City by City," features JFI's political economy research
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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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