Political Representation and Elections in India

Democracy's Reach

This is the second workshop hosted by the Young CAS project Democracy's Reach, lead by Francesca Jensenius (UiO).


Day 1

12:00-13:00     Lunch in the cantina in Eilert Sundts house
13:00-13:15     Welcome and introductions
13:15-14:45     First paper session (all participants read in advance)

  • Simon Chauchard (University Carlos III): Countering Misinformation Early: A Media Literacy RCT Among Indian Teenagers (with Priyadarshi Amar, Sumitra Badrinathan and Florian Sichart).
  • Abhinav Khemka (University of Barcelona): Manipulating the system: Clientelism and criminality in politics

14:45-15:00     Coffee and pastries
15:00-16:00     Roundtable on Indian election results 2024
Panelists: Milan Vaishnav, Pavithra Suryanarayan, Ankita Barthwal

16:30-18:30     Social activity
19:00                 Dinner


Day 2

9:30-9:45     Coffee
9:45-12:00   Second paper session (all participants read in advance)

  • Pavithra Suryanarayan (LSE): When Losing the State drives Opposition to Redistribution: An Experiment in India
  • Milan Vaishnav (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace): “Modi Democrats”? Explaining the Political Behavior of the Indian American Diaspora
  • Rehan Jamil (LSE): Cash Transfer Programs and Women's Attitudes towards Redistributive Policies in Pakistan

12:00-13:00     Lunch in the cantina in Eilert Sundt’s house
13:15-14:45     Third paper session (presentations and discussants)

  • Nirvikar Jassal (LSE): Do Political Gender Quotas Improve Women’s Access to Justice? Evidence from an Indian Lottery (joint with Pascaline Dupas) (discussant: Emmy Lindstam & Ananish Chaudhuri)
  • Aliz Toth (LSE): The Value of Legibility: How Land Record Digitization Dampens Infrastructure Investment (discussant: Diego Maiorano & Nick Haas)

15:00-15:15     Coffee and pastries
15:15-16:00     Wrap-up session