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Tavneet Suri

Tavneet Suri is a Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She is an Editor at the Review of Economics and Statistics. At J-PAL, a global research center working to reduce poverty, she is a member of the Executive Committee, Co-Chair for the Agriculture Sector and of the Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative, Co-Chair of the Digital Identification and Finance Initiative and Co-Chair of the Digital Agricultural Innovations and Services Initiative.

Her research focuses on the adoption and impacts of technology in sub-Saharan Africa.

Tavneet Suri, Professor of Applied Economics

Media Highlights

How Bad Data Fed the Ebola Epidemic

Tavneet Suri weighs in on bad data in a New York Times Op Ed piece.

Mobile Banking Lifts Hundreds of Thousands from Poverty

Allowing users to send and receive money on mobile phones significantly reduced poverty in Kenya.

Mobile Banking and Financial Inclusion

Professors Tavneet Suri and Billy Jack respond to a Slate article about financial inclusion in Kenya.