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Does political background of leaders matter for development?

  • Blog Post Date 25 July, 2017
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Aaditya Dar

George Washington University

aadityadar@gmail.com

The objective of this paper is to investigate whether a legislator's political background matters for development/provision of public goods. This project studies this issue at the sub-national level in India by compiling biographies of legislators describing how they entered politics and measuring changes in provision of public goods in their constituencies. 

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