The Philip K. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies
Harris Public Policy
Oeindrila Dube’s research uses political economy approaches to understand the causes and consequences of violence in the developing world. Her current research interests include the role of gender in conflict and strategies for engaging youth to curb the rise of religious extremism. In past work, she has examined how commodity price shocks influence civil war in Colombia, documented how the availability of guns from the US promotes violent crime in Mexico, and experimentally evaluated the effects of post-conflict reconciliation in Sierra Leone.
She is affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research, Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), Center for Economic and Policy Research, and International Growth Centre. She has received significant grant funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, and others, to study global development and conflict in Latin American and African countries. She was a recipient of the Susan Louise Dyer Peace Fellowship, awarded by the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford University.
Dube received an MPhil in economics from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and a PhD in public policy from Harvard University. Previously, she was an assistant professor of political science and economics at New York University.