Economics Professor Sepideh Modrek receives $2.5 million grant

Sepideh Modrek

SF State professor receives $2.5 million grant to study New Deal’s health impact

Results could steer public policy during future economic downturns

From your neighborhood school to your local park, there’s a chance you pass a remnant of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “New Deal” program every day, says San Francisco State University Assistant Professor of Economics Sepideh Modrek. “One point two billion school lunches served, 650 miles of new or improved roads laid, 124,000 new or improved bridges, 39,000 schools built, much of the South was electrified,” said Modrek, rattling off figures showing the program’s massive reach.

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