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Restricted and unrestricted fiscal grants and tax effort of panchayats in India
(Economic & Political Weekly, 2019)
The impact of restricted and unrestricted fiscal grants on tax effort of panchayats is examined using nationally representative panel data on finances. Three pathways are proposed through which these impacts accrue: wages, ...
Inheritance law reform, empowerment, and human capital accumulation: second-generation effects from India
(Journal of Development Studies, 2018)
Although many studies point towards significant positive impacts of Hindu Succession Act (HSA) reforms on females’ empowerment and access to human and physical capital, the fact that this reform also led to increased female ...
Women’s political leadership and economic empowerment: evidence from public works in India
(Journal of Comparative Economics, 2020)
Despite recent advances, women trail men in political participation, especially in developing countries where the long-term economic benefits from empowering women politically have not been well-researched. We use data ...