Aurelie Ouss

Ph.D. Candidate at Harvard Economics


My main research interests are in the economics of crime. I focus on understanding the causes and long term consequences of mass incarceration. I am working on several projects determining how judicial institutions, and in particular prison, affect outcomes and behaviors of inmates, their families and their communities. See my research page for more details.

I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Harvard Department of Economics, an Inequality & Criminal Justice Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Terence M. Considine Fellow in Law and Economics at the Harvard Law School.

Contact Information

Aurelie Ouss
Department of Economics
Harvard University
1805 Cambridge St.
Cambride, MA 02138

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