Anemic economic mobility brings with it significant human, economic, and social costs for all Americans. It is a thrill to be at the forefront of innovation and research to tackle this critical issue at Urban.
Bapuchandra Kotapati is a research assistant in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute. His research interests include policies to expand economic opportunity, two-generation approaches, and asset-building strategies for low-income families.
Kotapati graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles, earning a BA in economics and a minor in public policy. Kotapati received highest honors for his thesis evaluating the impact of antidiscrimination laws on the efficacy of the housing voucher program.