Archive for January 8th, 2013

What can we learn from the Karnataka Lokayukta’s performance?

January 8, 2013

The first working paper from Azim Premji Univ (written way back in 2011 though). It is written by Narayana A., Sudhir Krishnaswamy, and Vikas Kumar.

They look at lessons from Karnataka Lokayukt for help in design of Lokpal Bill (though the bill is almost dead and one never knows when it will come up):

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Austere Life of Uruguay’s President

January 8, 2013

A nice NYT profile of Uruguay’s President –  José Mujica. As a President that too of a Latam country, his simplistic lifestyle stumps you:

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Measuring the unintended consequences of infrastructure projects in developing countries

January 8, 2013

Sam Schulhofer-Wohl and Taryn Dinkelman of Minneapolis Fed have this paper.

They look at the rise in migration due to new infra projects in developing countries. There is a summary of the paper here.

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Explaining the demand for sovereignty …An economic perspective

January 8, 2013

A nice paper by Branko Milanovic and Nicholas Sambanis.

He looks at the economic reasons for countries/regions/states demanding sovereignty from the mainland:

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