Philip K. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies

About Oeindrila Dube

Oeindrila Dube is the Philip K. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies, and a faculty member in the Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts. 

Professor Dube studies poverty and conflict in societies around the world, with a focus on Africa and Latin America. Drawing on tools from economics and political science, she has examined how economic shocks shape incentives to engage in violence, and how societies can reconcile in the aftermath of conflict. Her current research spans from understanding radicalization and religious extremism, to developing new strategies for curbing police brutality. Her work has appeared in leading journals such as the Review of Economic Studies, the American Political Science Review, and the Journal of Politics.

Dube holds a number of research affiliations and appointments. She is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and affiliated with the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) and University of Chicago Crime Lab. She also serves as academic co-lead on the Crime and Violence Initiative at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action (J-PAL). In addition, she is an associate editor at the Review of Economics and Statistics.

Directly preceding her appointment at the Harris School, Dube was an Assistant Professor of Politics and Economics at New York University. Previously, she worked at the World Bank, Oxfam International and the Brookings Institution. 

Dube received her PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University and her M Phil in Economics from Oxford University. She was also a recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship in 2002.