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Supreet Kaur

Economics, UC Berkeley

Biography

Supreet Kaur is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at UC Berkeley. Her research lies at the intersection of development, behavioral, and labor economics. Her work seeks to further our understanding of the role of labor markets in the persistence of poverty—with a focus on unemployment, wage structure, and the psychology of poverty.

Supreet was awarded the David A. Wells Prize by the Harvard Economics Department in 2012 and the CESifo Distinguished Affiliate Award in Behavioural Economics in 2015.  She holds a Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government (Department of Economics) from Harvard University, an M.P.A. in International Development (MPA/ID) from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a B.S. in Operations Research from Columbia University.Supreet Kaur is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at UC Berkeley. Her research lies at the intersection of development, behavioral, and labor economics. Her work seeks to further our understanding of the role of labor markets in the persistence of poverty—with a focus on unemployment, wage structure, and the psychology of poverty.