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


"Diversity and Team Performance in a Kenyan Organization."

Marx, Benjamin, Vincent Pons, and Tavneet Suri. Journal of Public Economics. Forthcoming.

"Effects of a Universal Basic Income During the Pandemic."

Abhijit Banerjee, Michael Faye, Alan Krueger, Paul Niehaus, and Tavneet Suri, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6171-20. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, September 2020.

"Improving Financial Inclusion through Digital Savings and Credit."

Bharadwaj, Prashant and Tavneet Suri. AEA Papers and Proceedings Vol. 110, (2020): 584-588.

"​Universal Basic Income in the Developing World."

​Banerjee, Abhijit V., Paul Niehaus, and Tavneet Suri. Annual Review of Economics Vol. 11, (2019): 959-983. Download Paper.

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