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. My research focuses on the political economy of development. I study topics like the link between poverty and conflict, and the role of trust and institutions in the spread of epidemics.

In recent work, I have examined how community involvement affected responses to the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone.

In other current projects, I use big data to understand radicalization in the Middle East, and experimentally examine strategies for improving community-police relations in the United States.

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 am also a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Center for Global Development; and a co-editor of the Journal of Development Economics.

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!