Research

Working Papers:

Group Size and Political Representation Under Alternate Electoral Systems  (with Sugat Chaturvedi) [Download PDF July, 2018]
               Presented/Accepted for presentation at AEA Meetings 2019 (Atlanta), Royal Economic Society Conference 2018 (Sussex).

 Efficiency Consequences of Affirmative Action in Politics: Evidence from India (with Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay and Rajas Saroy) [IZA Discussion Paper Oct 2017]

Whom are you doing a favor to? Political Alignment and Allocation of Public Servants  (with Gaurav Sabharwal) [Download PDF April, 2017]  

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

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

Work in Progress:

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

Political Economy of Third Party Interventions: Evidence from a World Bank Program in India
(with Souvik Dutta (IIM, Bangalore) and Abhirup Sarkar (ISI, Kolkata))  

Strategic Abstention and Candidate Quality in Repeated Elections
(with Johann Caro Burnett (Hiroshima University))  

Reelection Incentive and Public Good Provision: Evidence from India 
(with Craig Palsson (Naval Graduate School))

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