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S. Khemani - Other Publications

Journal Articles

  • "Pitfalls of Participatory Programs: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Education in India." with A. Banerjee, R. Banerji, et al. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 2(1): 1-30, 2010.
  • “Participation in a School Incentive Program in Karnataka,” with S. Barnhardt and D. Karlan, Journal of Development Studies, 45(3): 369-390, 2009.
  • When do Legislators Pass on “Pork"? The Role of Political Parties in Determining Legislator Effort, with P. Keefer, American Political Science Review, 103(1): 99-112, 2008.
  • “Party Politics and Fiscal Discipline in a Federation: Evidence from the States of India,” Comparative Political Studies, 40(6): 691-712, June 2007.
    (Based on World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 2915.)
  • Can Information Campaigns Raise Awareness and Local Participation in Primary Education? with A. Banerjee, R. Banerji, E. Duflo, and R. Glennerster, Economic and Political Weekly, 42(15): 1365-1372, April 14, 2007.
  • "Does Delegation of Fiscal Policy to an Independent Agency Make a Difference? Evidence from Intergovernmental Transfers in India," Journal of Development Economics, 82(2): 464-484, March 2007. (Version with theoretical model.)
  • Local Government Accountability for Health Service Delivery in Nigeria, Journal of African Economies, 15(2): 285-312, June 2006.
  • "Democracy, Public Expenditures, and the Poor," with P. Keefer, World Bank Research Observer 20: 1-27, 2005.
    (Based on World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 3164.)
  • "Political Cycles in a Developing Economy: Effect of Elections in the Indian States,"
    Journal of Development Economics 73(1): 125-54, February 2004.
  • Why Do the Poor Receive Poor Services? with P. Keefer, Economic and Political Weekly 39(9): 935-43, February, 2004.

Book Chapters

  • "Gerrymandering Decentralization: Political Selection of Grants-Financed Local Jurisdictions," in Regional Fiscal Flows and Stability of Federations, A. Sole-Olle et.al (eds.), Edward Elgar Publishers, forthcoming.
  • "The Politics of Partial Decentralization," with S. Devarajan and S. Shah, in Effectiveness of Decentralized Strategies and Outcomes, E. Ahmad and G. Brosio (eds.), Edward Elgar Publishers, forthcoming.
  • "Decentralization by Politicians: Creation of Grants-Financed Local Jurisdictions. The Political Economy of Inter-Regional Fiscal Flows: Measurement, Determinants and Effects on Country Stability.", N. Bosch, M. Espasa and A. Sole Olle. Studies in Fiscal Federalism and State-Local Finance. Cheltenham, U.K. and Northampton, Mass., Elgar: 227-48. 2010.
  • Can Information Campaigns Overcome Political Obstacles to Serving the Poor? in The Politics of Service Delivery in Democracies: Better Access for the Poor, S. Devarajan and I. Widlund (eds.), Expert Group on Development Issues, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden, 2007.
  • “Can Delegation Promote Fiscal Discipline in a Federation? Evidence from Fiscal Performance in the Indian States,” in Institutions and Norms in Economic Development, M. Gradstein and K. Konrad (eds.), MIT Press: Cambridge, USA, 2007.
  • "Decentralization and Service Delivery," with J. Ahmad, S. Devarajan, and S. Shah, in Handbook of Fiscal Federalism, E. Ahmad and G. Brosio (eds.), Edward Elgar Publishers, 2006.
    (Based on World Bank Policy Reserch Working Paper 3603.)
  • The Political Economy of Equalization Transfers, in Fiscal Capacity Equalization and Intergovernmental Transfers, R. Bahl, J. Martinez and R. Searle (eds.), Springer Publications, February 7, 2006.

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