Political Reservations and Women's Entrepreneurship in India
NBER Working Paper No. 19868
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We thank Nina Pavcnik, David McKenzie, Petia Topalova, and two referees for helpful comments on this work. We also thank Mani Shankar Iyer, Pratap Banhu Mehta, Meera Chatterjee, Prabir De, Ria Mukherji, Reema Nanavaty, Bhishma Rout, and Nupur Tiwary for extremely useful discussions on Panchayati Raj Institutions. We thank the World Bank's South Asia Labor Flagship team for providing the primary datasets used in this paper. We are particularly indebted to Shanthi Nataraj for sharing her wisdom regarding the industrial survey data during the nascent stages of this work. Funding for this project was provided by World Bank and the Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Trade and Development. Our online appendix that contains additional materials noted throughout this study and code for replicating the analysis is available at Stephen O'Connell's website. The views expressed here are those of the authors and not of any institution they may be associated with. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.