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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Monday, December 14, 2015

Do Local Leaders Prioritize the Poor? Distributive Preferences in India

Mark Schneider
December 14, 2015

In this issue of India in Transition, Mark Schneider, Visiting Professor of Political Science, Swarthmore College, and CASI Non-Resident Visiting Scholar, argues that rural voters in India use local elections to elect village council presidents (sarpanch) who prioritize the poor with respect to low-value subsistence benefits.

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