London School of Economics EOPP: Economic Organisation and Public Policy Programme LSE
EOPP: Economic Organisation and Public Policy Programme

Indian Project

Project goals

This project uses survey data, at village and household level, collected from sampled locations in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu, to study economic and political implications of the 73rd amendment to the Indian Constitution. The focus of the study includes: the politics of public resource allocation, the determinants of villagers' political participation, the effect of political reservation for women, scheduled castes, and scheduled tribes on public good provision.

Lead members of the Project


We are grateful to Radu Ban, Lupin Rahman, Siddharth Sharma and Jillian Waid for research assistance, and the IMRB staff for conducting the survey. We thank the World Bank's Research Committee and the South Asia Rural Development Unit for financial support. We particularly thank Dr. Luis Constantino for his support