Lauren Falcao Bergquist

J-PAL Affiliated Professor

Visiting Assistant Professor

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Lauren Falcao Bergquist is an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at the University of Michigan. For the 2021 academic year, she is a Visiting Assistant Professor at MIT. Her current research interests focus on market efficiency, trade, and agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. Lauren is involved in several projects through J-PAL/CEGA’s joint Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative. Among these are a pilot investigating the barriers to high product quality along a value chain within Ethiopia’s honey sector and a study on the timing of loans to maize farmers to promote grain storage. She earned her PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.