Gautam Nair is a Visiting Dissertation Fellow at CASI. He is currently completing his Ph.D. in political science at Yale University. His research is in comparative and international political economy, with a focus on the political economy of inequality, redistribution, and democracy. He has published in The Journal of Politics and International Organization, among other journals. While at CASI, Gautam is working on two related streams of research. The first studies the role of business in shaping distributive politics in developing democracies.
Since its founding in 1992 within the School of Arts & Sciences (SAS), CASI has continued to uphold Penn's global reputation as a leading U.S. institution of research in South Asian studies and scholarship on India. In conjunction with SAS Dean, Steven J. Fluharty's "Foundations and Frontiers" vision, CASI's goals are to engage in policy-relevant research focused on the challenges facing contemporary India; to nurture students' interest in contemporary India through interactions with Visiting Scholars and opportunities to work and conduct research in India; and to act as a public forum on contemporary India by hosting seminars, workshops, and conferences, as well as through our online scholarly publication, India in Transition.
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INDIA IN TRANSITION (IiT)
Our online publication, India in Transition (IiT), allows scholars from all over the world the opportunity to exchange various analyses and innovative ideas about India's current status and growth. A complete archive of issues is maintained here and translated in Hindi. In addition to appearing on CASI's website, all IiT articles are published in The Hindu: Business Line and Amar Ujala.