Tavneet Suri

Associate Professor of Applied Economics

Biography | Selected Publications

"There Is No Free House: Ethnic Patronage and Property Rights in a Kenyan Slum." Suri, Tavneet, Benjamin Marx and Thomas Stoker, MIT Sloan Working Paper. August 2015. 

“Risk Sharing and Transaction Costs: Evidence from Kenya's Mobile Money Revolution.” Jack, William and Tavneet Suri. American Economic Review Vol. 104, No. 1 (2014): 183-223.  (2014)

“The Economics of Slums in the Developing World”, Marx, Benjamin, Thomas Stoker and Tavneet Suri. Journalof Economic Perspectives Vol. 27, No. 4 (2013): 187-210.  (2013)

"Rural Roads and Intermediated Trade: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Sierra Leone." Casaburi, Lorenzo, Rachel Glennerster and Tavneet Suri, Working Paper. August 2013. 

"Transaction Networks: Evidence from Mobile Money in Kenya." Jack, William, Adam Ray and Tavneet Suri. American Economic Review Vol. 103, No. 3 (2013): 356-361.  (2013)

"Endogenous emergence of credit markets: Contracting in response to a new technology in Ghana.”Deb, Rahul and Tavneet Suri. Journal of Development Economics Vol. 101 (2013): 268-283.  (2013)

"Documenting the Birth of a Financial Economy." Suri, Tavneet, William Jack and Thomas Stoker. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, edited by Jose A. Scheinkman. Washington, DC: May 2012. 

“Paths to Success: The Relationship Between Human Development and Economic Growth.” Suri, Tavneet, Michael Boozer, Gustav Ranis and Frances Stewart. World Development Vol. 39, No. 4 (2011): 506-522.  (2011)

“Selection and Comparative Advantage in Technology Adoption.” Suri, Tavneet. Econometrica Vol. 79, No. 1 (2011): 150-209.  (2011)

"Mobile Money: The Economics of M-PESA." Suri, Tavneet and William Jack, NBER Working Paper No. 16721. January 2010. 

“Monetary Theory and Mobile Banking: Lessons from the Kenyan Experience.” Tavneet, Suri, William Jack and Robert Townsend. Economic Quarterly Vol. 96, No. 1 (2010): 83-122.  (2010)


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Africa; Applied economics; Applied microeconomics; Developing countries, economics; Econometrics; Economics