Berna Yiğit Brannon is a Social Security analyst with the Cato
Institute’s Project on Social Security Choice. Brannon’s research
focuses on the Social Security system and the development of reform
plans that involve individual accounts. She has been a guest on
numerous radio shows nationwide, and has also given presentations
at academic conferences and in front of a wide variety of groups.
Prior to joining the Cato Institute she worked for the Strategic
Analysis Group at the Miller Brewing Company. She received an M.S.
in Applied Economics from Marquette University and a B.S. in
Economics as well as Applied Mathematics from the University of