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Research

Book

  • Why Representation Matters: The Meaning of Ethnic Quotas in Rural India“. Out now (March 2017) at Cambridge University Press.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Under Review / Working Papers

  • The Limited Impact of Information on Political Accountability: An Experiment on Financial Disclosures in India”. With Marko Klasnja and S.P. Harish. Available here.
  • The Cost of Political Competition: Electoral Handouts in Mumbai Elections“.
  • Is ‘Ethnic Politics’ Responsible for ‘Criminal Politics’? A Vignette-Experiment in North India”.
  • How Partisan is Political Brokerage in Rural India?” Joint with Neelan Sircar.
  • What Costs So Much in Indian Elections? Intuitions From Recent Electoral Campaigns in Mumbai”.
  • “Dilemmas & Challenges of Citizen Information Campaigns: Lessons from a Failed Experiment in India”.
  • “Who Are “Brokers”? Low-level Party Officials and Their Role in Clientelism in Mumbai“.

Book Projects / Writing

  • Brokering the Vote in Urban India: Failed Clientelism and the Search for Alternative Strategies”, Outline here. 
  • Influence in Rural India. An Experimental Approach”.  (joint with Neelan Sircar).

Ongoing Data Collection

  • Crowdsourcing Data on Campaign Finance in India“. Data collection in Mumbai.