Tavneet Suri


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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 is editor-in-chief of VoxDev; Scientific Director for Africa for J-PAL; CoChair of the Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative at J-PAL; Chair of the Digital Identification and Finance Initiative at J-PAL Africa; and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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


"Agricultural Technology and Nutrition in Sierra Leone."

Suri, Tavneet, and Rachel Glennerster, Working Paper. 2018.

"Agricultural Technology in Africa."

Suri, Tavneet and Christopher Udry. Journal of Economic Perspectives Vol. 36, No. 1 (2022): 33-56.

"Borrowing Requirements, Credit Access, and Adverse Selection: Evidence from Kenya."

Jack, William, Michael Kremer, Joost de Laat, and Tavneet Suri, MIT Sloan Working Paper 5044-13. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, September 2019.

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

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

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