Assistant Professor
University of California, Berkeley

Supreet Kaur is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at UC Berkeley. Her research is in development economics and behavioral economics, with a focus on labor markets. One strand of her research draws on insights from psychology—such as the presence of self-control problems and reference dependence in worker utility—to better understand the determinants of labor productivity and workplace contracting. The second strand of her work examines the causes and consequences of labor market frictions in developing countries, with a focus on topics such as wage rigidity, wage compression, and labor rationing. She holds a B.S. in Operations Research from Columbia University, an MPA in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government (Department of Economics) from Harvard University.