The Efficacy of Parochial Politics: Caste, Commitment, and Competence in Indian Local Governments
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We are grateful to Ashley Lester for initial collaboration on this project and to Pedro Dal Bo for many insights that improved this paper. We thank Brian Knight, Laura Schechter, and participants at NBER, SITE, and conferences in Amsterdam, Alicante, and Bangkok for helpful comments. Munshi acknowledges research support from the National Science Foundation through grant SES-0617847. We are responsible for any errors that may remain. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.