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Shabana Mitra is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB). Her main research interests are political economy implications of public policies on gender and caste-based inequalities in the Indian context. Prior to joining IIMB, she has worked at the World Bank and the Peace Research Institute, Oslo, Norway. She obtained her PhD in Economics from Vanderbilt University in 2011.
Posts by Shabana Mitra
There is ample anecdotal evidence on political parties bribing voters with cash or consumption goods prior to elections, in India and other developing countries. However, there is an expected lack of ...
Women's empowerment and changing social norms: Persistent effects of a one-time targeted in-kind transfer in India
The project explored how a targeted social reform - the “Cycle program” in Bihar - affected the aspirations and behaviour of young women. The Cycle program was successful in increasing enrolment i...
- IGC Research on India
Studies have highlighted the role of electoral competition in directing the flow of public funds. Analysing data from India, this column finds lower income inequality and polarisation in tightly conte...