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Supreet KaurAssistant Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley

areas of expertise
  • Labor markets in developing countries
  • Wage rigidity
  • Unemployment
  • Behavioral labor economics
  • Psychology of poverty
  • Poverty and cognition
  • Attention and schooling
  • PhD, Economics, Harvard University
  • MPA, International Development, Harvard University
  • B.S., Operations Research: Engineering Management Systems, Columbia University

Supreet Kaur is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at UC Berkeley. She is a development economist, with overlap in her work with behavioral and labor economics. The first strand of her research focuses on the functioning of labor markets in poor countries. Kaur’s work documents frictions in labor markets, studies the causes of unemployment, and examines the impact of inequality on labor productivity. The second strand of her research explores how social norms and behavioral biases–such as the limits of human cognition and self-control problems–can affect individual behavior and market equilibria. By applying insights from psychology into economics, Professor Kaur’s goal is to deepen our understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty.

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