Oeindrila Dube

Oeindrila Dube is an assistant professor of politics and economics at New York University, and a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Global Development. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University, a M.Phil in Economics from the University of Oxford, and a B.A. in Public Policy from Stanford University. She also received the Rhodes Scholarship in 2002. Dube’s research focuses on the political economy of conflict and development.  One strand of her work is on access to basic services in post-conflict nations. She is currently implementing a national-level randomized evaluation to examine how financial and non-financial incentives affect health service delivery in Sierra Leone. A second strand of her research seeks to understand the economic causes and consequences of violent conflict in developing nations. Focusing on Colombia, she has analyzed how international price shocks to agricultural and natural resource exports have affected civil war dynamics and assessed how U.S. military aid affects political violence and electoral participation. She is also researching how armed conflict shape economic activity including firm investment, and assessing how local-level reconciliation efforts affect poverty and violence through a field experiment in Sierra Leone.  

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  • Project

    Incentivising service delivery in Sierra Leone

    Recent evidence has highlighted the power of ‘non-financial incentives’ – i.e., rewarding and punishing behavior through social rather than monetary means – to improve the performance of individuals performing public service. Such incentive schemes are cheap, target individuals’ intrinsic motivation (i.e. desire to do good), and avoid a host of problems associated...

    4 Sep 2014 | Paul Collier, Oeindrila Dube, Vivek Maru, Bilal Siddiqi