On April 28, the American Economic Association (AEA) announced recipients of the Best Paper Awards of the American Economic Journals. These Awards highlight the best paper published in each of the American Economic Journals: Applied Economics, Economic Policy, Macroeconomics, and Microeconomics over the last three years. Nominations are provided by AEA members, and winners are selected by the journals' editors, co-editors, and boards of editors.
Prof. Manasi Deshpande won the award in AEJ: Economic Policy for her work with University of Albany Economics Prof. Yue Li, "Who is Screened Out? Application Costs and the Targeting of Disability Programs,” which studies the effect of application costs on the targeting of disability programs.
Read more about Prof. Deshpande’s research on her webpage: https://sites.google.com/view/mdeshpande