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Rajesh Ramachandran is a post-doctoral fellow at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. His main area of research is at the intersection of development economics and its political economy. His interests include language policy, economics of discrimination and institutional economics.
Research Papers and Work in Progress
1. Language Policy and Economic Development (with David Laitin )
2. Language use in education and primary schooling attainment: Evidence from a natural experiment in Ethiopia.
3. Discrimination without taste - How Discrimination can spillover and persist. (with Christopher Rauh)
4. How Backward are the Other Backward Classes? Changing Contours of Caste Disadvantage in India (with Ashwini Deshpande)
5. The salience of identity in electoral campaigns and the role of costly informational acquisition. (with Christopher Rauh)
Call for Papers
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Der Ethnologe Jan Beek erhält KfW Nachwuchspreis für praxisrelevante Entwicklungsforschung
The system of indenture became a useful substitute for the slavery that was officially abolished by the British in 1838, and by the French in 1848. In this presentation I would like to implicitly compare the Anglophone Sea of Poppies, the first book in Amitav Ghosh’s recently completed “Ibis trilogy,” to the francophone Bénarés, by Mauritian novelist Barlen Pyamootoo.