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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Monday, July 28, 2014

CASI in the News

CASI Director Devesh Kapur co-authored, along with T. V. Somanathan (Member, Indian Administrative Service) and Arvind Subramanian (Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics and Centre for Global Development, and CASI IAB Member),a two-part series on land and Indian development titled “Land-Shackled” in the July 20-21, 2014 issues of Business Standard.
Part One (diagnostic) argues why and how land, perhaps even more than labor, might be the binding constraint on India’s development.
Part Two (prescriptive) offers some proposals for reform and how they might be implemented.

Additionally, Professor Kapur published “Western Anti-Capitalists Take Too Much For Granted” in the July 23, 2014 issue of Financial Times.


Cash, Candidates, and Campaigns

Michael Collins
July 28, 2014

In this issue of India in Transition, Michael Collins, Doctoral Candidate, Department of South Asia Studies, University of Pennsylvania, draws on fieldwork from the campaign trail to consider the ramifications of recent electoral reforms aimed at curbing gross candidate expenditure.

Full Article


CASI Student Programs

CASI summer interns, Carrie Childs (Samaj Pragati Sahayog, Madhya Pradesh) and Eileen Wang (Chirag, Uttarakhand) were featured in the July 17 and July 16, 2014 issues of Penn News Today, respectively.

CASI summer interns and research students are wrapping up their summers. Read more about their projects, final reflections, and travels. You can receive each blog entry as an email by clicking “Follow” in the bottom right corner of the Student Programs blog: www.casistudentprograms.com and entering your email address.


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