Aurelie Ouss

Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Criminology


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania. My research examines how good design of criminal justice institutions and policies can make law enforcement fairer and more efficient.

I am a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a JPAL affiliate. Previously, I was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Chicago Crime Lab, working with Jens Ludwig. I received my PhD in economics in 2013 at the Harvard Department of Economics, under the guidance of Larry Katz, Roland Fryer, Sendhil Mullainathan and Bruce Western. Before graduate school, I worked as a research assistant for JPAL, running field experiments on microcredits and conditional cash transfers in rural Morocco. I received a BA in Economics and Sociology from Ecole Normale Superieure, and an MA in Economics from the Paris School of Economics.

Contact Information

Aurelie Ouss
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Criminology
571 McNeil Building
3718 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 746-0592
aouss (at)