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Tavneet Suri

Tavneet Suri is a Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She is the Editor in Chief of the VoxDev a platform to discuss key development policy issues At J-PAL, a global research center working to reduce poverty, she is Scientific Director for Africa, Co-Chair for the Agriculture Sector and of the Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative and Chair of the Digital Identification and Finance 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.