Oeindrila 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 improving community-police relations. Her work has appeared in leading journals such as the Review of Economic Studies, the American Political Science Review, and the Journal of Politics.
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. Professor Dube was also a recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship in 2002.