Networks, Commitment, and Competence: Caste in Indian Local Politics
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We are grateful to Ashley Lester for initial collaboration on this project and to Pedro Dal Bo and Adam McCloskey for many insights that improved this paper. We thank Robin Burgess, Brian Knight, Dilip Mookherjee, Laura Schechter, and numerous conference and workshop participants for helpful comments. Bruno Gasperini provided outstanding research experience. 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 authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.