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My research interests span topics in applied microeconomics, applied econometrics, public economics, political economy, and development economics.
Women Legislators and Economic Performance (with Thushyanthan Bhaskaran, Sonia Bhalotra and Brian Min) Accepted at Journal of Economic Growth   
The Drug Overdose Death Epidemic: Evidence from U.S. Counties (with Tomi Ovaska and Albert Sumell) Accepted at Applied Economics Letters
Political Fragmentation, Fiscal Policy and Economic Growth in Indian States (with Thushyanthan Baskaran) European Journal of Comparative Economics (Forthcoming)
Do Criminally Accused Politicians Affect Economic Outcomes? Evidence from India (with Nishith Prakash, and Marc Rockmore) Journal of Development Economics, 141 (November 2019)  

Election Cycles and Electricity Provision: Evidence from a Quasi-experiment with Indian Special Elections (with Thushyanthan Baskaran and Brian Min), Journal of Public Economics, 126, 64–73 (2015) Online Appendix

Legislative Turnover, Fiscal Policy, and Economic Growth: Evidence from U.S. State Legislatures, (with Amihai Glazer) Economic Inquiry, 53(1), 91-107 (2015)
Does legislative turnover adversely affect state expenditure policy? Evidence from Indian state elections, Public Choice, 147 (1-2), 189-207 (2011).
Estimation of Incumbency Effects in the US State Legislatures: A Quasi-Experimental Approach, Economics and Politics, 22(2), 180-99 (2010).
The Disadvantaged Incumbents: Estimating Incumbency Effects in Indian State Legislatures, Public Choice, 138(1), 9-27 (2009)
  • Won the 2009 Gordon Tullock prize for the best article in Public Choice by a younger scholar