Vijayendra Rao

World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

1818 H. Street, N.W.

MSN3-311

Washington, DC 20433

United States

http://vijayendrarao.org

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Using Mixed Methods in Monitoring and Evaluation: Experiences from International Development

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5245
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Michael Bamberger, Vijayendra Rao and Michael Woolcock
affiliation not provided to SSRN, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Poverty Monitoring & Analysis, Scientific Research & Science Parks, Science Education, Poverty Impact Evaluation, Statistical & Mathematical Sciences

Using Mixed Methods in Monitoring and Evaluation: Experiences from International Development

BWPI Working Paper No. 107
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 05 Feb 2010
Michael Woolcock, Michael Bamberger and Vijayendra Rao
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), affiliation not provided to SSRN and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Mixed methods, program evaluation, impact assessment, context

Community Based (and Driven) Development: A Critical Review

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3209
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 17 Feb 2004
Ghazala Mansuri and Vijayendra Rao
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Community Based Development, Collective Action, Empowerment

Community-Based and -Driven Development: A Critical Review

World Bank Research Observer, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 1-39, Spring 2004
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Ghazala Mansuri and Vijayendra Rao
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

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Sex Workers and the Cost of Safe Sex: The Compensating Differential for Condom Use Among Calcutta Prostitutes

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2334
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 15 Jan 2003
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Delhi - Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India - All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health (AIIH&PH)
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Sex Workers and the Cost of Safe Sex: The Compensating Differential for Condom Use Among Calcutta Prostitutes

Journal of Development Economics, Forthcoming
Posted: 15 Jan 2003
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Delhi - Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India - All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health (AIIH&PH)

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HIV/AIDS, Economics of Prostitution, Compensating Differentials

How and Why Does History Matter for Development Policy?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5425
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Michael Woolcock, Simon Szreter and Vijayendra Rao
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Cambridge and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Cultural Policy, Economic Theory & Research, Population Policies, Cultural Heritage & Preservation, Development Economics & Aid Effectiveness

How and Why Does History Matter for Development Policy?

Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper No. 68
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 05 Jul 2011
Michael Woolcock, Vijayendra Rao and Simon Szreter
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Cambridge
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History, Development policy, Institutions, Time, Contexts

How and Why Does History Matter for Development Policy?

Posted: 28 May 2009
Michael Woolcock, Simon Szreter and Vijayendra Rao
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Cambridge and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

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History, Development policy, Institutions, Time, Contexts

Political Selection and the Quality of Government: Evidence from South India

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 921
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 08 Aug 2005
Timothy J. Besley, Rohini Pande and Vijayendra Rao
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Yale University - Economic Growth Center and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Development, Political Economy, Public Provision of Private Goods, Decentralization

Political Selection and the Quality of Government: Evidence from South India

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. DEDPS44
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 30 Apr 2008
Timothy J. Besley, Rohini Pande and Vijayendra Rao
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Yale University - Economic Growth Center and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Political Selection and the Quality of Government: Evidence from South India

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. PEPP08
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 11 Jul 2008
Timothy J. Besley, Rohini Pande and Vijayendra Rao
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Yale University - Economic Growth Center and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Political Selection and the Quality of Government: Evidence from South India

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5201
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 05 Oct 2005
Timothy J. Besley, Rohini Pande and Vijayendra Rao
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Yale University - Economic Growth Center and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Public provision of private goods, political economy, decentralization, India

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Terror as a Bargaining Instrument: A Case Study of Dowry Violence in Rural India

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2347
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Vijayendra Rao and Francis Bloch
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Angers - Research Group in Quantitative Saving (GREQAM)
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The Social Impact of Social Funds in Jamaica: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Participation, Targeting, and Collective Action in Community-Driven Development

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2970
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Vijayendra Rao and Ana M. Ibáñez
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics
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Governance in the Gullies: Democratic Responsiveness and Leadership in Delhi's Slums

World Development, February 2007, (Revised) , World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3694
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 13 Sep 2005 Last Revised: 01 Oct 2013
Saumitra Jha, Vijayendra Rao and Michael Woolcock
Stanford Graduate School of Business, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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The Anatomy of Failure: An Ethnography of a Randomized Trial to Deepen Democracy in Rural India

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6958
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Kripa Ananthpur, Kabir Malik and Vijayendra Rao
Madras Institute of Development Studies, World Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Social Accountability, Housing & Human Habitats, Poverty Monitoring & Analysis, Governance Indicators, Public Sector Corruption & Anticorruption Measures

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Recasting Culture to Undo Gender: A Sociological Analysis of Jeevika in Rural Bihar, India

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7411
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Paromita Sanyal, Vijayendra Rao and Shruti Majumdar
Cornell University, Dept. of Sociology, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Inequality, Social Development & Poverty

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Who Has Voice in a Deliberative Democracy? Evidence from Transcripts of Village Parliaments in South India

Journal of Development Economics, November 2012, Stanford Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 2103
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 01 Oct 2013
Radu Ban, Saumitra Jha and Vijayendra Rao
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Stanford Graduate School of Business and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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India, deliberative democracy, village parliaments, cheap talk

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Symbolic Public Goods and the Coordination of Collective Action: A Comparison of Local Development in India and Indonesia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3685
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 23 Aug 2005
Vijayendra Rao
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Just Rewards? Local Politics and Public Resource Allocation in South India

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. DEDPS49
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 30 Apr 2008
Timothy J. Besley, Rohini Pande and Vijayendra Rao
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Yale University - Economic Growth Center and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Poverty and Public Celebrations in Rural India

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2528
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Vijayendra Rao
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Toward Successful Development Policies: Insights from Research in Development Economics

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 9133
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 31 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 22 Feb 2020
World Bank, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Research Group, World Bank, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Agriculture and Rural Development Department, World Bank, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Research Department, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Economics Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Health Care Services Industry, International Trade and Trade Rules, Economic Assistance, Disability, Services & Transfers to Poor, Access of Poor to Social Services, Climate Change and Environment, Climate Change and Health, Science of Climate Change, Inequality

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Conducting Ethical Economic Research: Complications from the Field

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6446
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Harold Alderman, Jishnu Das and Vijayendra Rao
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Georgetown University and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Information Security & Privacy, Population Policies, Tertiary Education, Scientific Research & Science Parks

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Can Participation Be Induced? Some Evidence from Developing Countries

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6139
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Ghazala Mansuri and Vijayendra Rao
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Housing & Human Habitats, Poverty Monitoring & Analysis, Community Development and Empowerment, Banks & Banking Reform, Disability

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The Political Economy of Village Sanitation in South India: Capture or Poor Information?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4802
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Radu Ban, Monica Das Gupta and Vijayendra Rao
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Population Policies, Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Urban Services to the Poor, Urban Slums Upgrading, Hygiene Promotion and Social Marketing

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Dignity Through Discourse: Poverty and the Culture of Deliberation in Indian Village Democracies

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4924
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Vijayendra Rao and Paromita Sanyal
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Cornell University, Dept. of Sociology
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Population Policies, Cultural Policy, Rural Poverty Reduction, ICT Policy and Strategies, Parliamentary Government

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Relief from Usury: Impact of a Community-Based Microcredit Program in Rural India

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8021
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 11 Apr 2017
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of California, Berkeley and World Bank
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Inequality, Social Development & Poverty

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Is Deliberation Equitable ? Evidence from Transcripts of Village Meetings in South India

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4928
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Radu Ban and Vijayendra Rao
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Access to Finance, Social Accountability, Peri-Urban Communities, Rural Urban Linkages, Anthropology

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Oral Democracy and Women?S Oratory Competency in Indian Village Assemblies: A Qualitative Analysis

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7416
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Paromita Sanyal, Vijayendra Rao and Umang Prabhakar
Cornell University, Dept. of Sociology, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Cornell University
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Social Development & Poverty, Inequality

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Revisiting Between-Group Inequality Measurement: An Application to the Dynamics of Caste Inequality in Two Indian Villages

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5337
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Peter F. Lanjouw and Vijayendra Rao
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Inequality, Rural Poverty Reduction, Poverty Impact Evaluation, Equity and Development, Services & Transfers to Poor

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On the Frontlines of Scaling-Up: A Qualitative Analysis of Implementation Challenges in a CDD Project in Rural India

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8039
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 26 Apr 2017
Shruti Majumdar and Vijayendra Rao
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Services & Transfers to Poor, Social Development & Poverty, Community Development and Empowerment, Disability, Access of Poor to Social Services, Economic Assistance, Non Governmental Organizations, Community Driven Development, Economics and Institutions, Public Sector Management and Reform

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Flies Without Borders: Lessons from Chennai on Improving India's Municipal Public Health Services

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8197
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Sep 2017
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Calcutta University, Chennai Municipal Corporation, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Government of India and Municipal Corporation of Delhi
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Health and Sanitation, Sanitary Environmental Engineering, Social Accountability, City to City Alliances, Regional Urban Development, Urban Economics, Environmental Engineering, Town Water Supply and Sanitation, Urban Economic Development, Regional Governance, Urban Communities, Small Private Water Supply Providers, National Urban Development Policies & Strategies, Water and Human Health, Sanitation and Sewerage, Water Supply and Sanitation Economics, Local Government

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Who Should Be at the Top of Bottom-Up Development? A Case Study of the National Rural Livelihoods Mission in Rajasthan, India

Joshi, Shareen; Rao, Vijayendra. 2017. Who Should Be at the Top of Bottom-Up Development? A Case Study of the National Rural Livelihoods Mission in Rajasthan, India. Policy Research Working Paper No. WPS 7996. Washington, D.C. World Bank Group
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 05 Apr 2017
Shareen Joshi and Vijayendra Rao
Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Community Driven Development, Decentralization, Self-Help Groups, India

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Jati Inequality in Rural Bihar

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8512
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 28 Aug 2018
Shareen Joshi, Nishtha Kochhar and Vijayendra Rao
Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS), Georgetown University - Department of Economics and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Inequality, Labor Markets, Gender and Development, Educational Sciences, Poverty Reduction Strategies

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Safety Nets and Natural Disaster Mitigation: Evidence from Cyclone Phailin in Odisha

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8375
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 Mar 2018
World Bank - Development Research Group (DIME), World Bank, World Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Climate and Meteorology, Climate Change and Environment, Climate Change and Health, Science of Climate Change, Labor Markets, Inequality, Health Care Services Industry

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Deliberative Inequality: A Text-as-Data Study of Tamil Nadu's Village Assemblies

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8119
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 24 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 28 Aug 2018
Stanford University, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank
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Hydrology, Gender and Development, Inequality, Water Supply and Sanitation Economics, Small Private Water Supply Providers, Environmental Engineering, Health and Sanitation, Town Water Supply and Sanitation, Sanitation and Sewerage, Engineering, Sanitary Environmental Engineering, Water and Human Health, Educational Sciences

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Improving Governance Through Enhanced Citizen Engagement: The Case of Malaysia

World Bank Research and Policy Briefs No. 138279
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 28 Apr 2020
affiliation not provided to SSRN and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Economics and Finance of Public Institution Development, Local Government, Regional Governance, Social Accountability, Inequality, De Facto Governments, Democratic Government, Public Sector Administrative & Civil Service Reform, Public Sector Administrative and Civil Service Reform, Educational Sciences

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Unheard Voices: The Challenge of Inducing Women's Civic Speech

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8120
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 24 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 28 Aug 2018
Stanford University, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank
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Gender and Development, Inequality, Labor Markets, Education For All, Education for Development (superceded), Public Health Promotion, Educational Populations, Disease Control & Prevention, School Health, Local Government, Social Accountability, Regional Governance

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Are Caste Categories Misleading? The Relationship between Gender and Jati in Three Indian States

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8109
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 24 Jul 2017
Shareen Joshi, Nishtha Kochhar and Vijayendra Rao
Georgetown University, Georgetown University - Department of Economics and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Gender and Economic Policy, Quality of Life & Leisure, Gender and Economics, Social Analysis, Gender and Poverty, Anthropology, Gender and Social Development, Economics and Gender

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The Regulation of Land Markets: Evidence from Tenancy Reform in India

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8736
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Jan 2012
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Yale University - Economic Growth Center and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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India, land markets, land reform, tenancy

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Long-Run Impacts of Land Regulation: Evidence from Tenancy Reform in India

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10780
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 27 Aug 2015
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Williams College, Yale University - Economic Growth Center and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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inequality, Land reform, long-run impact of institutions