Research

Publications

Political Institutions and Policy Responses during a Crisis (with Gaurav Chiplunkar) [Published Version] [Publication Link]
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2021) 

Political Economy of Third Party Interventions (with Souvik Dutta and Abhirup Sarkar) [Published Version] [Publication Link]
 Journal of Public Economics (2021)

(Don’t) Leave Politics Out of It: Reflections on Public Policies, Experiments, and Interventions [Published Version] [Publication Link]
World Development (2020)

Working Papers

The Importance of Being Earnest: What Explains the Gender Quota Effect in Politics? (with Sugat Chaturvedi and Kanika Mahajan) [ISI Discussion Paper 21-02]
Awarded best development economics paper in Econometric Society Winter School Conference (DSE) 2020

Behavioral Voters in a Decentralized Democracy (with Vimal Balasubramaniam and Apurav Yash Bhatia) [SSRN] [Ideas for India] [India in Transition]

Group Size and Political Representation Under Alternate Electoral Systems  (with Sugat Chaturvedi) [Download PDF]

Efficiency Consequences of Affirmative Action in Politics: Evidence from India (with Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay and Rajas Saroy) [IZA DP No. 11093]
Revised and resubmitted to World Bank Economic Review

Credit Groups, Women’s Political Engagement and Public Goods Provision (with Pushkar Maitra and Paromita Sanyal) [Download PDF]

Whom are you doing a favor to? Political Alignment and Allocation of Public Servants  (with Gaurav Sabharwal) [Download PDF]  

Efficacy of “Town Hall” Meetings in Electoral Democracy: Theory and Evidence from Indian Village Councils [Download PDF]  [Ideas for India]

Policy Pieces

The Coronavirus Pandemic: Are we in it for the long haul? (with Abhinash Borah, Aparajita Dasgupta, Ashwini Deshpande, Kanika Mahajan, Bharat Ramaswami, Anuradha Saha, and Anisha Sharma) [Download PDF] [Ideas for India Part I and Part II] [The Wire Part I and Part II]

Works in Progress

The Paradox of Gender Norm and Gendered Outcome: Evidence from Indian Politics (with Sutanuka Roy (ANU))

Effect of Storage Capacity on Price Dynamics and Production: Evidence from India 
(with Gaurav Chiplunkar and Shivakumar Venkatraman)