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Senate Republicans Renominate Jagadeesh Gokhale to Third Term

September 30, 2021

Headshot of Jagadeesh Gokhale, bespectacled man with beard in a suit and tieWashington, DC – This week, the Senate reappointed Jagadeesh Gokhale, PhD, of Pennsylvania to serve as a Member of the Social Security Advisory Board.

After being reappointed, Gokhale said:

“I am glad to be reappointed and I look forward to working with the Board and its staff on Social Security program and policy matters.”

Gokhale is the Director of Special Projects at the Penn Wharton Budget Model. Prior to joining Wharton, Gokhale held senior positions at the Cato and American Enterprise Institutes, the Treasury Department, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. An economist by training, Gokhale’s main research fields are macro and public economics with a special focus on the effects of fiscal policy on future generations. Gokhale received a PhD in economics from Boston University.

Gokhale was appointed to a third term on the Board. He was originally appointed in November 2009 and reappointed in October 2015. Over nearly twelve years, Gokhale has worked with eleven current and former Board Members.

Upon Gokhale’s reappointment, Board Chair Bob Joondeph, said:

“The Board and I are very pleased to welcome back Jagadeesh, whose experience and expertise will continue to help guide our work.”

The six-year appointment was made pursuant to the Social Security Independence and Program Improvements Act of 1994, in consultation with the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Finance.

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The Board’s mission is to advise the President, Congress, and Commissioner of Social Security on the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs. The Board is comprised of Presidential and Congressional appointees with professional staff.