Dincer is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Illinois State University. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Oregon in 2004. His research focuses on how cultural factors such as ethnic and religious diversity affect economic growth and inequality through channels such as corruption and trust (and/or social capital). His work appeared in journals including Economics of Governance, Economics Letters, and Public Choice. During his fellowship, he will construct new measures of legal and illegal corruption across US states.