David Parkins, The Economist
Crony capitalism has emerged as a major challenge in India. Political corruption raises costs and reduces efficiency and the resulting income transfers are often regressive. However, when politicians become businessmen, then the effects can be much more pernicious and pose systemic risks. Research in this area is hampered by poor data. This multi-year CASI project is attempting to build databases to shed light on this critical challenge facing India.
Senior Research Fellow
Director of Accountability Initiative
Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi
Director and Founder at India Institute
Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Senior Visiting Fellow, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi