Tavneet Suri

Tavneet Suri headshot

Co-Chair, Agriculture

Member, Executive Committee

J-PAL Affiliated Professor

Associate Professor of Applied Economics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Tavneet Suri is an Associate Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Co-Chair of J-PAL's Agriculture sector. She is an NBER Faculty Research Fellow, a Junior Affiliate at the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), a Research Affiliate at J-PAL, a Research Affiliate at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the Co-Director of the Agriculture Research Programme at the International Growth Center (IGC).

Tavneet’s research centers on applied microeconomic issues in sub-Saharan Africa. In particular, she works on technology adoption (agricultural, water, cell phone), risk sharing and consumption smoothing, the role of measurement error in poverty dynamics, and the role of infrastructure in the development of markets. Her research currently spans Kenya, Ghana, Rwanda and Sierra Leone.

Tavneet serves on the Executive Committee of the J-PAL Board of Directors and as a mentor to J-PAL regional scholars. She has served on Review Board for J-PAL's Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative (ATAI) and the UM6P-J-PAL Agricultural Lab for Africa (UJALA).

Tavneet completed her PhD in Economics at Yale University.