Vox Econ policy group discusses work Prakash

Vox, a research-based policy analysis and commentary from leading economists, discusses the work of Prof. Prakash.

The redistributive effects of political reservation for minorities in India.

Nishith Prakash, and Aimee Chin, 21 July 2012

In the discussion on Vox, Prof. Prakash, with Prof. Aimee Chin engages with the following questions and topics: Affirmative action policies in India, which give preferential treatment to historically disadvantaged minority groups, are extremely controversial. Do they correct one injustice by creating another? This column looks at the effects of ‘political reservation’ – quotas for representatives from certain ethnic backgrounds. It finds that the effects depend on the group being given preferential treatment.