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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Monday, November 9, 2020

Data, Development, and Democracy: A View from India’s Periphery

Ankush Agrawal & Vikas Kumar
November 9, 2020

In the latest issue of India in Transition, Ankush Agrawal & Vikas Kumar (Professors of Economics, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and Azim Premji University, Bengaluru, respectively) argue that narrow statistical reforms often fail to improve data quality in developing countries as their data deficit is intertwined with development and democracy deficits.

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November 12, 2020, 12 Noon EST | 10:30pm IST via Zoom

"Types of Contact: A Field Experiment on Collaborative and Adversarial Caste Integration"

CASI-South Asia Center-Penn Comparative Politics Workshop Co-Sponsored Virtual Seminar with Matt Lowe (Assistant Professor of Economics, University of British Columbia)

November 19, 2020, 12 Noon EST | 10:30pm IST via Zoom

"Theorizing Racialization Through India's 'Mongolian Fringe'"

CASI-South Asia Center-Department of Anthropology Co-Sponsored Virtual Seminar with Mabel Gergan (Assistant Professor of Asian Studies, Vanderbilt University)

December 1, 2020,
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