Suraj R. Nair

PhD Student


ICTD, Data Science, Development Economics.


Suraj has undergrad and master’s degrees in development studies from IIT Madras. He spent several years working as a research manager at IFMR LEAD, overseeing the implementation and analysis of large-scale randomized evaluations (mostly focused on financial services).  At Berkeley, he hopes to develop theory and methods that effectively use non-traditional data sources (satellite imagery, digital trace data etc.) to better understand and improve the socio-economic lives of marginalized/ lower-income populations. 


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April 17, 2021