Assistant Professor of Economics at University of California Berkeley
Supreet 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. 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, her goal is to deepen our understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty.
Supreet holds a B.S. in Operations Research from Columbia University and an MPA in International Development (MPA/ID) from the Harvard Kennedy School.