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Oguzhan Dincer

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Oguzhan (Oz) Dincer is a Professor of Economics and the Director of the Institute for Corruption Studies at the Illinois State University. His research interests lie in the intersection between public economics, institutional economics and development economics with a focus on corruption. Between 2011 and 2015 he was a Non-Residential Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics where (together with Michael Johnston) he developed measures of legal and illegal corruption across U.S. states. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Oregon in 2004.

Current Courses

406.001Local Economic Development

238.001Using Regression & Econometric Methods

Teaching Interests & Areas

Public Economics, Econometrics

Research Interests & Areas

Economic Growth and Development, Public Economics


Yes We Can (Get Along)? Religion, Ethnicity, and Intergroup Trust in Chicago. Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association 2012. (2012)

Grants & Contracts

2023 Scott M. Elliott Cross-Disciplinary Pilot Grant. Department of Economics. Illinois State University. (2023)