Poverty, Inequality & Well-Being

  1. Fractal Inequality in Rural India: Caste, Class and Jati in Bihar, Oxford Open Economics, 2022 (with Sharen Joshi and Nishtha Kochhar)
  2. Process-Policy and Outcome-Policy, Rethinking How to Address Poverty and Inequality, Daedalus, June 2019
  3. Jati Inequality in Rural Bihar (with Sharen Joshi and Nishtha Kochhar), July 2018
  4. Are Caste Categories Misleading? The Relationship between Gender and Jati in Three Indian States (with Shareen Joshi and Nishtha Kochhar), June 2017
  5. The Regulation of Land Markets: Evidence from Tenancy Reform In India (with Tim Besley, Jessica Leight and Rohini Pande), Journal of Development Economics, 2015
  6. Revisiting between-group inequality measurement:  An application to the dynamics of caste inequality in two Indian villages,” (with Peter Lanjouw), World Development
  7. “On “Inequality Traps” and Development Policy,” Development Outreach, September 2005
  8. Culture and Public Action: Relationality, Equality of Agency and Development,” (with Michael Walton), Chapter 1 inCulture and Public Action: A Cross-Disciplinary Dialogue on Development Policy, (Vijayendra Rao and Michael Walton, editors) Stanford, Stanford University Press, 2004
  9. Poverty and Public Celebrations in Rural India,” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science,” Vol. 573, Pp: 85-104, 2001
  10. Price Heterogeneity and Real Inequality:  A Case-Study of Poverty and Prices in Rural South India”  Review of Income and Wealth, Series 46 #2, Pp: 201-212, June 2000
Landlord, Bidar, Karnataka (copyright V. Rao)