Governance

Political Change and Crime Reduction in Bihar

  • Blog Post Date 12 October, 2017
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Oliver Eynde

Paris School of Economics

oliver.vanden.eynde@ens.fr

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Clément Imbert

University of Warwick

C.Imbert@warwick.ac.uk

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Nishith Prakash

University of Connecticut

nishith.prakash@uconn.edu

The aim of this project was to understand the mechanisms through which the political changes in 2005 contributed to the dramatic subsequent reduction in violent crimes. This project is an extension of the previous project on 'Political change and crime reduction in Bihar'. This study finds out the role the role of infrastructure construction in the concomitant crime reduction and surge in economic growth, in parallel, or in conjunction with policing efforts. The findings of this project provide a unique perspective on the dynamics and factors of law and order and economic growth in Bihar over the last 15 years.

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