The project studies close elections between men and women for election to India's state legislative assemblies. It finds significantly higher growth in economic activity in constituencies that elect women.
Given average GDP growth in India of about 7% per year (during the study period), the researchers...
25 Feb 2016 | Sonia Bhalotra, Yogesh Uppal, Thushyanthan Baskaran
While political interference is believed to be a major problem plaguing the electricity sector in India, there is little empirical evidence on the existence of political distortions or on their economic costs. This column demonstrates that Indian state governments increase the supply of electricity to constituencies that have bye-elections by diverting electricity away from...
12 Aug 2015 | Thushyanthan Baskaran, Brian Min, Yogesh Uppal
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