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Tavneet Suri

  • Associate Professor of Applied Economics

Tavneet Suri is an Associate Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Her expertise is as a development economist, specialized in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Tavneet’s work cuts across multiple sectors related to international development, such as digital financial services for the poor, agriculture, and governance.  Over the last decade she has spent a significant amount of time in the field across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Tavneet is Scientific Director for Africa for J-PAL; a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research; an affiliate of BREAD and CEPR; and Lead Academic of the Kenya Program at the International Growth Center.

She holds a BA in economics from Cambridge University, UK, and PhD in economics from Yale University.