1. Can Gender Quotas Improve Public Service Provision? Evidence from Indian Local Government ( with Alexander Lee) (Conditionally Accepted, Comparative Political Studies) [Paper] Winner of Best Paper in Urban or Regional Politics -- 2021 APSA
  2. Gender Quotas and Upward Political Mobility in India (Conditionally Accepted, Quarterly Journal of Political Science) [Paper]
  3. Do gender quotas hurt less privileged groups? Evidence from India ( with Alexander Lee). American Journal of Political Science 64 (4): 757-772, 2020. [Paper]

Working Papers

  1. Skewed Scales of Justice: The Indian Supreme Court

  2. Politicians, Bureaucrats, and the Battle for Credit (Under Review) (with Emiel Awad and Lawrence Rothenberg) [Paper]

  3. Gender Quotas and Electoral Accountability (with Zuheir Desai and Sergio Montero)

  4. Intersectional Effects of Electoral Rules: Evidence from Indian State Elections (with Sudhir Singh)

Book Manuscript (in progess)

  1. Who Wins From Affirmative Action? Electoral Gender Quotas in India


  1. Give or Take: Legislator Trade-off in India (with Zuheir Desai)
  2. Urban Policing in India (with Priyadarshi Amar)
  3. Disruptions in the Lok Sabha (with Zuheir Desai and Alexander Lee)

Policy Writing

  1. Impact of Fourteenth Finance Commission: Karnataka Budget, 2015–16 (with Pranay Kotasthane) Economic & Political Weekly 50 (46-47), 16-20, 2016. [Paper]

  2. Karnataka’s Changing Fiscal Landscape (with Pranay Kotasthane) Economic & Political Weekly 51 (33), 21, 2015. [Paper]

Selected Media Writing (Pre-Grad school)

  1. Book Review: Imperialism Past and Present_ by Emanuele Saccarelli and Latha Varadarajan, June 2016. The Wire
  2. State budget: Time to set its priorities right, March 2016 (with Pranay Kotasthane) Deccan Herald
  3. DRDO exists to protect the nation and not the other way around, September 2015 (with Nitin Pai)) BBC Hindi | Prajavani-Kannada
  4. Costs of a Non-Functioning Parliament, August 2015. Prajavani-Kannada | English