Deepak Premkumar

Welcome to my website! I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics at UC Berkeley. My recent research projects span public economics, political economy, and law and economics.

Through the lens and tools of an economist, I am interested in the intersection of race, criminal justice, and health. In my dissertation, I examine the broader effects of police use-of-force and work toward estimating the social costs of policing. Generally, I aim to provide an empirical guide to understand the determinants of disparities in the legal and health systems, while investigating policies to alleviate them.

My research has received support from Horowitz Foundation, and the Center for the Study of Law and Society, where I was a Berkeley Empirical Legal Studies Fellow from 2018-2019. I will be on the job market in 2019-2020, and I am available for interviews at the 2020 ASSA Meetings in San Diego.