PUBLICATIONS

Changing Voting Patterns in Rural West Bengal: Role of Clientelism and Local Public Goods, (with Pranab Bardhan, Sandip Mitra and Dilip Mookherjee) Economic and Political Weekly, (2014) Vol-XLIX No. 11. [pdf] 

Land Acquisition and Compensation: What Really Happened in Singur? (with Maitreesh Ghatak, Sandip Mitra and Dilip Mookherjee) Economic and Political Weekly, (2013) Vol-XLVII No. 21. [pdf] 

Sources of Corporate profits in India - Business Dynamism or Advantages of Entrenchment? (with Ashoka Mody and Michael Walton) Brookings India Policy Forum, (2011) Vol. VII. [pdf]   Featured In: The Economist (Jan 2011) , The Economic Times (June 2011)

 

WORKING PAPERS

Bureaucrats and Politicians: How Does Electoral Competition Affect Bureaucratic Performance? (January 2015), IED Working Paper 269, Boston University. [pdf]

Political Competition and Elite Capture of Local Public Goods, (June 2014) [pdf]

 

WORK IN PROGRESS

“Resource Allocation to Local Governments in West Bengal: Evidence of Political Manipulation and Effects on Voting Patterns” (with Pranab Bardhan, Sandip Mitra and Dilip Mookherjee). [pdf available upon request]

Politician Incentives and Bureaucrat Reassignments: Evidence from India ” (with Lakshmi Iyer and Anandi Mani) [pdf available upon request]

“Politics of Bureaucratic Task Assignments”     

 

OTHER WRITINGS

Indian Growth: Pro-business or Pro-market? (with Ashoka Mody and Michael Walton) voxeu, Nov 2011. [pdf]