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Manasi Deshpande

Manasi Deshpande

Trione Visiting Professor
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)


Manasi Deshpande is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Chicago Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research interests include the optimal design of social safety net programs and their effects on consumption, health, and well-being. Her dissertation on the long-term effects of disability programs received the 2015 APPAM Dissertation Award, the 2015 Upjohn Institute Dissertation Award, and the 2016 NASI John Heinz Dissertation Award. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Becker-Friedman Institute.


Focal Areas: 
Taxes and Public Spending