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Thushyanthan Baskaran is Assistant Professor at the University of Göttingen. He obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg in 2010, specialising in public economics. His research interests include public economics, political economics, and development economics. Specifically, his recent research covers the political economy of fiscal policy, fiscal decentralisation, and the link between taxation and democracy in sub-Saharan Africa.
Posts by Thushyanthan Baskaran
This project investigate whether women legislators are good for economic growth using constituency level data for all elections to State Legislative Assemblies in India during 1992-2012.
While political interference is believed to be a major problem plaguing the electricity sector in India, there is little empirical evidence on the existence of political distortions or on their econo...