Assistant Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley
MRR Innovation Lab Principal Investigator
Supreet Kaur 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. Her 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.
Kaur is a fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), as well as an affiliate of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and CESifo. She received her Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.