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 labour economics. The first strand of Supreet’s research focuses on the functioning of labour markets in poor countries. Her work documents frictions in labour markets, studies the causes of unemployment, and examines the impact of inequality on labour productivity. The second strand of her research explores how social norms and behavioural biases–such as the limits of human cognition and self-control problems–can affect individual behaviour and market equilibria. By applying insights from psychology into economics, her goal is to deepen our understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty.
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