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Stuti Khemani

Senior Economist

STUTI KHEMANI is a Senior Economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank. Her area of research is the political economy of public policy choices, and institutional reforms for development. She has studied the impact of electoral politics on fiscal policy and intergovernmental fiscal relations; drawn policy implications for the design of institutions to promote fiscal responsibility; and analyzed political constraints to efficient allocation of public resources for health and education services. She is currently examining the role of mass media and local elections in overcoming political obstacles to development policies. Her research and advisory work spans a diverse range of countries, including Benin, Bolivia, China, India, the Philippines, and Nigeria. She holds a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The author's works below are drawn from the World Bank's institutional archives. You can also download other documents by this author and view her CV .

World Bank Research Dataset

Deposit Insurance dataset (2013)
Why do emerging markets borrow short term? Data files

World Bank working papers and publications

1 .When do Legislators pass on "Pork" ? the determinants of legislator utilization of a constituency development fund in India
2 .Populist fiscal policy
3 .Pitfalls of participatory programs : evidence from a randomized evaluation in education in India
4 .Can information campaigns spark local participation and improve outcomes ? A study of primary education in Uttar Pradesh, India
5 .Decentralization and service delivery
6 .The World Bank research observer 20 (1)
7 .Partisan politics and intergovernmental transfers in India
8 .Federal politics and budget deficits: evidence from the states of India
9 .Decentralization and accountability : are voters more vigilant in local than in national elections ?
10 .Political cycles in a developing economy - effect of elections in Indian States