Yogesh Uppal

Content by Yogesh Uppal
  • Publication - Working Paper

    Women legislators and economic performance

    21 Aug 2018 | Thushyanthan Baskaran, Sonia Bhalotra, Brian Min, Yogesh Uppal

  • Project

    Female politicians and economic growth: Evidence from state elections in India

    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 estimate the growth premium for constituencies from having a...

    25 Feb 2016 | Sonia Bhalotra, Yogesh Uppal, Thushyanthan Baskaran

  • Blog post

    Political distortions in the Indian electricity sector

    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

  • Project

    He is a criminal but he is our criminal: Criminally accused politicians in India

    The recent increase in the number of criminally accused politicians elected to state assemblies has caused much furor in India. Despite the potentially important consequences and the widely divergent views, the implications of their elections to state legislative assemblies on constituency-level economic performance are unknown. In this project, we aim to answer the...

    29 May 2015 | Nitish Prakash, Marc Rockmore, Yogesh Uppal