Note: An earlier version of the paper has been circulated as “The Elite and the Marginalised: An Analysis of Public Spending in the Indian States.” Sarmistha Pal gratefully acknowledges the financial support from the Leverhulme Trust. We are grateful to two anonymous referees and the Managing Editor of this journal for very constructive feedback on an earlier version of the paper. We would also like to thank Tim Besley, Robin Burgess, and Berk Ozler for providing us with some of the state-level data used in the paper; and Indraneel Dasgupta, Marcel Fafchamps, Oded Galor, Paul Glewwe, Manash Ranjan Gupta, John Knight, Jianmarco Leòn, Anirban Mitra, Arthur van Soest, Francis Teal, Jonathan Temple, and also seminar participants at Brunel University, Indian Statistical Institute (Delhi), CSAE (Oxford), and MWIEDC (Madison) for comments on earlier drafts of the paper. Any remaining errors are ours.
POVERTY, ELITE HETEROGENEITY, AND THE ALLOCATION OF PUBLIC SPENDING: PANEL EVIDENCE FROM THE INDIAN STATES
Article first published online: 23 NOV 2011
© 2011 The Authors. Review of Income and Wealth © International Association for Research in Income and Wealth 2011
Review of Income and Wealth
Volume 58, Issue 1, pages 51–78, March 2012
How to Cite
PAL, S. and GHOSH, S. (2012), POVERTY, ELITE HETEROGENEITY, AND THE ALLOCATION OF PUBLIC SPENDING: PANEL EVIDENCE FROM THE INDIAN STATES. Review of Income and Wealth, 58: 51–78. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4991.2011.00479.x
- Issue published online: 2 FEB 2012
- Article first published online: 23 NOV 2011
Table A1: Identifying a Possible Democratic Mechanism: FE-OLS Estimates of Changes in Education Spending in Indian States, 1960–2002
Table A2: Wald Statistic for Joint Test of Significance
Figure A1: Non-Parametric Kernel Fit of TOP5 and MFG for Selected States
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