Arindam Banerjee

Arindam Banerjee is a partner at the Policy and Development Advisory Group (PDAG), New Delhi and has previously worked with J-PAL South Asia and Ministry of Rural Development as a PMRDF (Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fellow). He holds an M.P.P. from the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford as a Chevening Scholar and an M.A. in Media and Cultural Studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai.

Content by Arindam Banerjee
  • Publication - Policy Brief

    She wins: Electing women in ethnically divided societies

    We conducted survey experiments across 2,000 respondents living in four districts in the state of Bihar and, within them, eight state legislative assembly constituencies equally divided between low and high communal violence districts. We find that women voters prefer women candidates, all candidates who offer protection, and especially women candidates who offer...

    20 Sep 2021 | Arindam Banerjee, Sayan Banerjee, Charles Hankla, Kunal Singh, Anjali Thomas

  • Publication - Project Report

    She wins: Electing women in ethnically divided societies

    17 Sep 2021 | Arindam Banerjee, Sayan Banerjee, Charles Hankla, Kunal Singh, Anjali Thomas

  • Project

    She Wins - Electing women in ethnically divided societies: The case of Bihar

    Prior research on gender and politics in India focuses on efforts to increase the number of women holding office. Few researchers, however, have addressed why, in ethnically diverse democracies like India, some women candidates are successful while others are not. Existing research does little to differentiate women candidates by constituency characteristics, much less by...

    10 Mar 2020 | Sayan Banerjee, Charles Hankla, Arindam Banerjee, Anjali Thomas