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Research & Publications


CASI is increasingly well-recognized for generating high-quality empirical research and analyses, building rigorous and innovative data sets, and creating long-term collaborations with academics, policymakers and practitioners working close to the ground in both India and the United States. This research has been funded by major grants from private and public sources, including the GE Fund, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The John Templeton Foundation, Smith Richardson Foundation, Lok Foundation, Ford Foundation, and funding from the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India and members of the International Advisory Board and the Penn Alumni community. The research focus on critical and understudied aspects of India’s:

  • economic transition
  • well-being of socially marginalized groups
  • migration
  • human capital
  • governance and politics
  • social change
  • security and foreign policy