Oeindrila Dube

Oeindrila Dube
University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy
Email: odube@uchicago.edu

Welcome!   I am the Philip K. Pearson Professor at the University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy.

I study forces that shape the political and economic development of society. I am broadly interested in understanding elements of the social fabric – one such element is conflict; another is trust; and a third is religion, which critically shapes how members of society relate to one another.

In a recent conflict project, I leverage a large-scale RCT with the Chicago Police Department to study cognitive biases as a driver of police misconduct. In a recent religion project, I leverage terabytes of digital trace data to develop a new measure of Islamic religious adherence, and use it to examine how economic shocks shape religious behavior in Afghanistan.

My research affiliations include the NBER, CEPR, BREAD, and J-PAL, where I serve on the Board as co-chair the Crime and Violence Sector.

I completed my PhD at Harvard University, my MPhil in Economics at Oxford University and my undergraduate degree at Stanford University. I was also the recipient of a Rhodes Scholarship in 2002.

You can find a link to my google scholar profile here. Thanks for visiting!

*** Please note that I am on academic leave over 2022-2023 ***