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Lakshmi Iyer is an Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame, where she holds a joint appointment in the Economics Department and the Keough School of Global Affairs. Her primary research fields are development economics and political economy. Her research has examined many dimensions of the distribution of political power within emerging market countries, including the legacy of colonial rule, the division of authority between politicians and bureaucrats, the determinants of conflict and the political participation of women. She has also studied historical and current property rights institutions in several developing countries including India, Vietnam, China, and the Philippines. Her work has been published in several leading academic journals in economics.