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David Blakeslee is an Assistant Professor of economics at New York University, Abu Dhabi. He has obtained his Ph.D. from Columbia University. His research focusses on various aspects of the political economy of development, with a focus on South Asia and the Middle East. He has authored papers on the political and economic implications of party ideology in India, the relationship between economic shocks and crime in agrarian societies, and the functioning of education markets in Pakistan. In ongoing research, he will be exploring the effects of rural electrification on economic and institutional outcomes, the implications of opium production for the accumulation of human and physical capital, and the role of remittances in promoting development.
Posts by David Blakeslee
Worsening environmental conditions threaten to undermine progress in reducing rural poverty. This article studies the effects of increasing water scarcity in India. It finds that drying up of wells re...
A defining feature of economic development is the reallocation of labour from subsistence agriculture to manufacturing. To shed light on this process, this column analyses Karnataka’s Industrial Are...