Tavneet Suri


Tavneet Suri


Tavneet Suri is the Louis E. Seley Professor of Applied Economics and an Associate Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Her expertise is in the role of technology in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Tavneet’s work cuts across multiple sectors, such as digital financial services, agriculture, and governance. 

Tavneet is editor-in-chief of VoxDev; Scientific Director for Africa for J-PAL; Co-Chair of the Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative at J-PAL; a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research; and a board member of BREAD.

She holds a BA in economics from Cambridge University, UK, and an MA in International and Development Economics (IDE) and a PhD in economics, both from Yale University.


Vivek Farias and Tavneet Suri have each received funding from the Solomon Buchsbaum Research Fund


"Can Digital Loans Deliver? Take Up and Impacts of Digital Loans in Kenya."

Bharadwaj, Prashant, William Jack, and Tavneet Suri, Working Paper. 2018.

"Mobile Money."

Suri, Tavneet. Annual Review of Economics Vol. 9, (2017): 497-520.

"Field Experiments in Developing Country Agriculture."

de Janvry, Alain, Elisabeth Sadoulet and Tavneet Suri. In Handbook of Field Experiments, edited by Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, 427-466. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier, 2017.

"The Impacts of Digital Credit: The Case of M-Shwari in Kenya."

Bharadwaj, Prashant, William Jack, and Tavneet Suri, Working Paper. 2017.

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