Assistant Professor of Economics
University of Chicago
Manasi Deshpande is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Chicago Department of Economics. Her research interests are empirical public finance and labor economics, with a focus on the effects of social insurance and public assistance programs and their interaction with labor markets. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from MIT and graduated from the University of Texas with a B.A. in Economics, Mathematics, and Plan II Honors (Humanities). She has worked as a policy advisor for the White House National Economic Council and as a research assistant for the Hamilton Project at Brookings.
- 2016, The effect of government cash assistance on household credit access and use, $100,000