Asha Banerjee joined EPI’s research team as an economic analyst in 2021. She works on issues of budget, taxes, and government spending. Her research and advocacy seek to understand the persistent racial disparities and uneven economic outcomes from existing government programs, policies, and legislation in order to propose new ideas and solutions. Previously, Banerjee was a policy analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), focusing on the impact of austerity policies on communities of color, an equitable economic recovery for workers in low-wage industries, and student debt cancellation as a tool for racial and economic justice.
Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Economic and Social History, University of Oxford
B.A., Economics and History, Columbia University