Deepak Premkumar

PhD Candidate, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
University of California, Berkeley

Deepak Premkumar is a fifth-year PhD Candidate in Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Berkeley. His current research is focused on estimating the social costs of policing. His past work has ranged from analyzing the impacts of simulated hospital closings on rural patient welfare to understanding the predictors of police use of force. With an eye toward policy, Deepak recently completed a book chapter aimed at providing empirical evidence on policing to a more general audience, and also served as a policy consultant for politicians in Iowa. Deepak is a Berkeley Empirical Legal Studies Fellow and a Horowitz Foundation Awardee. In his free time, Deepak likes to cheer on the Iowa State Cyclones and earnestly argue for why he is not a bandwagon Warriors fan.