Assistant Professor of Economics
The University of Chicago
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Manasi Deshpande is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Chicago Department of Economics and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research interests include the long-term effects of social insurance and public assistance programs and the interaction between these programs and labor markets. 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 received a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2015 and was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Becker-Friedman Institute.