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  • Event

    IGC-ISI Summer School in Development Economics 2019

    The International Growth Centre, directed by the London School of Economics (LSE) and University of Oxford, along with the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), New Delhi is organising the 5th IGC-ISI Summer School in Development Economics 5-9 July 2019. The workshop is held at the Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi. The workshop is intended for advanced PhD students,...

    5–9 July 2019

  • Blog post

    India 2019: Catching the clickbait generation

    A group of young people greater than the population of Germany will vote for the first time in India’s 17 Lok Sabha elections. LSE PhD student Tom Wilkinson explains why this segment of the Indian electorate has become such an important demographic during this year’s election campaign. The ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) launched a rap video for first-time voters a...

    21 May 2019 | Tom Wilkinson

  • Blog post

    Improving land security through community-based organisations

    Researchers and policymakers agree that secure land rights constitute a vital pillar for sustained livelihood improvements among marginalized populations, but existing solutions have been primarily top-down in orientation. Can community-based organisations help to improve land security from the ground up? Bihar state law guarantees each rural household the right to hold...

    9 May 2019 | Andre Joshua Nickow, Sanjay Kumar

  • Data Item

    Data: Foreign investors under stress: Evidence at the firm level

    Emerging market policy makers have been concerned about the financial stability implications of financial globalization. These concerns are focused particularly on behavior under stressed conditions. Do tail events in the home country trigger off extreme responses by foreign investors and is there any asymmetry between the responses of foreign investors to very good versus...

    2 May 2019

  • Publication - Working Paper

    The Socioeconomic High-resolution Rural-Urban Geographic dataset on India (SHRUG)

    16 Apr 2019 | Sam Asher, Tobias Lunt, Ryu Matsuura, Paul Novosad

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Tender competitiveness and project performance in India’s PMGSY scheme

    15 Apr 2019 | Jonathan Lehne, Jacob Shapiro, Oliver Vanden Eynde

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Detecting urban markets with satellite imagery: An application to India

    12 Apr 2019 | Kathryn Baragwanath Vogel, Ran Goldblatt, Gordon Hanson, Amit Khandelwal

  • Data Item

    Data: Third-party environmental auditing

    In many regulated markets, private, third-party auditors are chosen and paid by the firms that they audit, potentially creating a conflict of interest. This article reports on a two-year field experiment in the Indian state of Gujarat that sought to curb such a conflict by altering the market structure for environmental audits of industrial plants to incentivize accurate...

    1 Mar 2019

  • Data Item

    Data: What do Indian CEOs do? Time use of Indian top executives: Determinants and implications for growth

    We present evidence on the labor supply of CEOs, and on whether family and professional CEOs differ on this dimension. We do so through a new survey instrument that allows us to codify CEOs’ diaries in a detailed and comparable fashion, and to build a bottom-up measure of CEO labor supply. The comparison of 1,114 family and professional CEOs reveals that family CEOs work...

    1 Mar 2019

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    Data: Management practices in retail, education and healthcare sectors in India

    This paper presents the first in-depth descriptive look at the state of management practices in India. Using a unique dataset measuring the quality of management practices across countries and sectors, we find a consistent pattern of poor management practices in India in comparison to higher income countries across all the sectors studied: manufacturing, retail, education...

    1 Mar 2019