Supreet Kaur
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, UC Berkeley

Supreet Kaur is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at UC Berkeley.

Prof. Kaur is a development economist, with overlap 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. By applying insights from psychology into economics, Prof. Kaur hopes to deepen our understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty.

Labor markets in developing countries, behavioral labor economics, psychology of poverty
Ph.D., Political Economy and Government (Economics), Harvard University (2012)