is a professor of political economy at King’s College London. She has organized a number of workshops on topics ranging from Sovereign debt, reputational models in economics to a recent workshop on governance which was sponsored by the Journal of Public Economic Theory
. Her training is in theoretical modelling, including political economy, public economics, game theory, and development. Dhillon received her Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook; her main field of research is political economy. Recent work on corruption includes work on how electoral competition affects leakages in NREGA at the village level (Afridi et al 2019) and how natural resources can drive lower welfare via a political channel when compared to the right counterfactual (Dhillon et al, 2019).
GI-ACE researcher Amrita Dhillon explores the challenges of aggregating audit data of Indian government schemes in order to create a database that is accessible to policymakers, economists and academics.
GI-ACE researcher Amrita Dhillon explores compositie indicators across Indian states and what insights might exist for greater service delivery and curbing corruption.
Takeaways from GI-ACE workshop on ‘Audit and Anti-Corruption Measures in India.’
Researcher Amrita Dhillon discusses GI-ACE project focusing on two major public works programmes in India, asking how corruption in these programmes relates to the frequency of past top-down audits and/or to the frequency and intensity of social audits.