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Varieties of Governance and Varieties of Outcomes

A significant concern in economies like India is the inability of large sections of its population to adequately access services such as water and education. This problem is particularly magnified in the rural areas where problems of low levels of literacy, and inadequate access to drinking water...

Omkar Joshi, Hari K. Nagarajan
May 2012
Gramsurajya Issue No. 4

The 4th issue of Gramsurajya has two articles. The first section is an opinion piece by Prof. Andrew Foster, Brown University, “The two elements of inclusive growth”.

Jul 2011
Fiscal Federalism and Competitive Bidding for Foreign Investment as a Multistage Game

This paper models the behavior of states in a federal country wising to attract foreign firms to locate within their own individual jurisdictions.

Raghbendra Jha, Hari K. Nagarajan, Kolumum R. Nagarajan
Dec 2012
Does Inheritance Law Reform Improve Women's Access to Capital? Evidence from Urban India

This paper explores the impacts of the amendment to the 1956 Hindu Succession Act on Hindu females’ intergenerational transfers of physical and human capital. Information on the timing of three generations’ key life events helps isolate the causal effects.

Klaus Deininger, Songqing Jin, Hari K. Nagarajan, Fang Xia
Jan 2012
Can Political Reservation Improve Female Empowerment? Evidence from Local Panchayat Elections in Rural India

Reservations enjoy great popularity to overcome deep-rooted inequality. However, in part due to a short horizon of analyses, evidence on the impact of reservations and the mechanisms through which they may work remains ambiguous.

Klaus Deininger, Songqing Jin, Hari K. Nagarajan
Jan 2012
Do Changes in Inheritance Legislation Improve Women's Access to Physical and Human Capital? Evidence from India's Hindu Succession Act

This paper examines whether and to what extent changes in inheritance legislation impact women's physical and human capital investments using disaggregated household level data from India.

Klaus Deininger, Aparajita Goyal, Hari K. Nagarajan
Jan 2012
Wage Discrimination in India's Informal Labour Markets: Exploring the Impact of Castes and Gender

Although there has been considerable interest on wage discrimination, available studies largely dealt with formal rather than informal markets that are of little relevance for the poorest.

Klaus Deininger, Songqing Jin, Hari K. Nagarajan
Mar 2012
Can Political Reservations Empower Women and Affect Economic Outcomes? Evidence from Rural India

While many studies explored impacts of political quotas for females on public goods provision, knowledge on immediate and longer term economic impacts of such interventions remains limited which is undesirable in view of the widespread adoption of such policies.

Klaus Deininger, Hari K. Nagarajan, Sohini Paul
Mar 2012
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