Gang Violence in Chicago: Innovations in Research and Policy

Gang Violence in Chicago: Innovations in Research and Policy


  • Aurélie Ouss
Aurélie Ouss is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Crime Lab at the University of Chicago. Her work in the economics of crime focuses mainly on understanding the causes and long-termconsequences of high levels of incarceration. She has done research on how judicial policies and experiences in prison affect recidivism, and on the behavioral and economic determinants of sentencing. Aurélie Ouss has worked as a research assistant for MIT’s Poverty Action Lab (JPAL), running field experiments in rural Morocco on conditional cash transfers and microcredits. She holds a BA in Economics and Sociology from Ecole Normale Supérieure, an MA in Economics from the Paris School of Economics and a PhD in Economics from Harvard University.

This presentation is part of a series of speeches and discussions from the Conference on Violence and Policing in Latin American and U.S. Cities. The conference was hosted and organized by the Program on Poverty and Governance at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. For more information on the Program on Poverty and Governance, please visit and follow #PovGov on Twitter.


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