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LOBBYING, CORRUPTION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT : AN IN-DEPTH EMPIRICAL STUDY USING THE REPRESENTATIVE CASE OF INDIA

This project will focus on understanding the political and institutional factors that cause many firms and business lobbies in India to choose bribery rather than legal lobbying to gain policy influence, and the effects of this choice on key policies and institutional corruption in India. A central theme is understanding how the characteristics of Indian political parties and party coalitions influence the nature and strength of these relationships and outcomes. The study will investigate these questions both at the national and the state levels in order to identify the differences that exist across Indian states in the prevalence of various legal and illegal lobbying practices and their effects on policies and corruption in political, bureaucratic and judicial institutions.

Researchers

Dr. Vineeta Yadav


Prof. Yadav’s research and teaching interests lie in comparative politics, political economy, economic development, and survey research. Her research specifically focuses on the political and policy consequences of institutional design, the comparative study of interest-group behaviors and, their consequences for political outcomes and policy outcomes, judicial politics in developing countries and, economic development. She specializes in the politics of Brazil, India and China and has conducted field research and surveys in all three countries.

Dr. Yadav currently teaches at Penn State University. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University and a Masters degree in Applied Economics from The University of Wisconsin-Madison



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