The Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics congratulates Manasi Deshpande, newly elected Member of the National Academy of Social Insurance. Shaun O'Brien, Chair of NASI's Membership Committee states, “Our newly-elected Members include some of the nation’s leading experts and most creative problem solvers in social insurance and inequality, which is the Academy’s overarching theme and a critical challenge for our country.” The organization's stated mission is "to advance solutions to challenges facing the nation by increasing public understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security," including established programs such as "Workers’ Compensation, Unemployment Insurance, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, as well as related areas of healthcare policy, long-term services and supports, paid leave, other social assistance programs, and private employee benefits." (Photo courtesy of the Becker Friedman Institute)

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