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LAKSHMI IYER

437 Flanner Hall, Email: liyer@nd.edu

University of Notre Dame. Phone: +1-574-631-8954

Notre Dame, IN 46556. http://www3.nd.edu/~liyer/

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Positions

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Notre Dame, July 2016-.

Past Positions Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, 2010-2016.

Visiting Researcher, Boston University Institute for Economic Development, 2015-16.

Faculty Affiliate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, 2006-present.

Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, 2003-2010.

Short Term Consultant, World Bank, 1999, 2008, 2009, 2010.

Visiting Scholar, International Monetary Fund, January 2009.

Education Ph.D. in Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003.

Master of Statistics, Indian Statistical Institute, 1997.

Bachelor of Statistics (Honours), Indian Statistical Institute, 1995.

Research Journal articles “Religion, Politician Identity and Development Outcomes: Evidence from India,” with Sonia Bhalotra, Guilhem Cassan and Irma Clots-Figueras, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 104: 4-17, 2014.

“Caste and Entrepreneurship in India,” with Tarun Khanna and Ashutosh Varshney, Economic and Political Weekly 48 (6): 52-60, February 9, 2013.

“The Power of Political Voice: Women’s Political Representation and Crime in India,” with Anandi Mani, Prachi Mishra and Petia Topalova, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 4(4): 165- 193, October 2012.

“Traveling Agents: Political Change and Bureaucratic Turnover in India,” with Anandi Mani, Review of Economics and Statistics 94(3): 723–739, August 2012.

“Direct versus Indirect Colonial Rule in India: Long-term Consequences,” Review of Economics and Statistics 92 (4), 693-713, 2010.

“Geography, Poverty and Conflict in Nepal,” with Quy-Toan Do, Journal of Peace Research 47 (6), 735-748, 2010.

1 “Land Titling and Rural Transition in Vietnam,” with Quy-Toan Do, Economic Development and Cultural Change 56 (3), 531-579, 2008.

“History, Institutions and Economic Performance: The Legacy of Colonial Land Tenure Systems in India,” with Abhijit Banerjee, American Economic Review, 95(4), 1190-1213, 2005.

• Winner of the Michael Wallerstein Award from the American Political Science Association.

“History, Social Divisions and Public Goods in Rural India,” with Abhijit Banerjee and Rohini Somanathan, Journal of the European Economic Association, 3(2-3), 639-647, 2005.

Working Papers “Economic Transition and Private-Sector Labor Demand: Evidence from Urban China,” with Xin Meng, Nancy Qian and Xiaoxue Zhao, Harvard BusinessSchool Working Paper No. 14-047, March 2016 (revised and resubmitted, Journal of Comparative Economics).

“Path-Breakers? Women’s Electoral Success and Future Political Participation,” with Sonia Bhalotra and Irma Clots-Figueras, Harvard Business School Working Paper No. 14-035, January 2016 (revised and resubmitted, Economic Journal).

“Poverty and Crime: Evidence from Rainfall and Trade Shocks in India,” with Petia Topalova, Harvard Business School Working Paper No. 14-067, August 2014.

“Redrawing the Lines: Did Political Incumbents Influence Electoral Redistricting in the World’s Largest Democracy?” with Maya Reddy, Harvard Business School Working Paper No. 14-051, December 2013.

“Creating Jobs in South Asia’s Conflict Zones,” with Indhira Santos, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6104, June 2012.

“The Cost of Property Rights: Establishing Institutions on the Philippine Frontier under American Rule, 1898-1918,” with Noel Maurer, Harvard Business School Working Paper No. 09-023, August 2008 (revised March 2009).

Work in Progress “Politician Preferences and Gender Outcomes,” with Sonia Bhalotra and Irma Clots-Figueras.

“Where Are the Gender Gaps in Political Participation?” with Anandi Mani.

“Be The Change You Want to See: Leadership Training and Women’s Political Participation,” with Anandi Mani.

“Politician Identity and Religious Violence in India,” with Sonia Bhalotra and Irma Clots-Figueras.

“Pipeline Quotas and Women’s Political Candidacy.” “Do Partial Franchise Extensions Matter? Evidence from India,” with Guilhem Cassan.

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Book Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance in Emerging Markets, World Scientific Publishing, 2016.

Book Chapters “The Long Run Consequences of Colonial Institutions.” in Latika Chaudhary, Bishnupriya Gupta, Tirthankar Roy and Anand Swamy, eds., A New Economic History of Colonial India, Routledge, 2015.

“Mental Health in the Aftermath of Conflict,” with Quy-Toan Do, in Michelle Garfinkel and Stergios Skaperdas, eds., Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Peace and Conflict, Oxford University Press, 2012.

“Managing Conflict,” in Ejaz Ghani, ed., Reshaping Tomorrow: Is South Asia Ready for the Big Leap, Oxford University Press, 2011.

“Colonial Land Tenure, Electoral Competition and Public Goods in India,” with Abhijit Banerjee, in Jared Diamond and James Robinson eds., Natural Experiments of History, Harvard University Press, 2010.





“Is Decentralization Helping the Lagging Regions?” with Ejaz Ghani and Saurabh Mishra, in Ejaz Ghani, ed., The Poor Half Billion in South Asia, Oxford University Press, 2010.

“Are Lagging Regions Catching Up with Leading Regions?” with Ejaz Ghani and Saurabh Mishra, in Ejaz Ghani, ed., The Poor Half Billion in South Asia, Oxford University Press, 2010.

“The Political Economy of Public Service Provision in South Asia,” in Justin Yifu Lin and Boris Pleskovic, eds., People, Politics and Globalization: Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics—Global 2009, The World Bank, 2010.

“Public Action for Public Goods,” with Abhijit Banerjee and Rohini Somanathan, in T. Paul Schultz and John Strauss eds., Handbook of Development Economics, Volume 4, 3117-3154, 2008.

Other Publications “Role Model Effects? Women’s Political Participation in India,” with Sonia Bhalotra and Irma ClotsFigueras, Ideas for India, September 14, 2015, http://www.ideasforindia.in/article.aspx?article_id=1502 “The Electoral Participation of Women,” Yojana Magazine, July 14, 2014.

“Response to ‘A Re-examination of Banerjee and Iyer’ by Iversen, Palmer-Jones and Sen,” with Abhijit Banerjee, Journal of Development Studies 49(12): 1647-1650, 2013.

“Caste and Entrepreneurship in India,” with Tarun Khanna and Ashutosh Varshney, Ideas for India, August 26, 2013, http://www.ideasforindia.in/article.aspx?article_id=179

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“Building Shared Prosperity in South Asia,” with Ejaz Ghani and Saurabh Mishra, Ideas for India, March 4, 2013, http://www.ideasforindia.in/article.aspx?article_id=112 “Economic Conditions, Political Institutions and Conflict,” Innovations in Poverty Action Blog, October 16, 2012, http://poverty-action.org/blog/economic-conditions-political-institutions-and-conflict “The Employment Challenge in South Asia’s Conflict Zones,” with Indhira Santos, Lets Talk Development, September 24, 2012, http://blogs.worldbank.org/developmenttalk/the-employmentchallenge-in-south-asia-s-conflict-zones.

“The Transfer Raj,” with Anandi Mani, Ideas for India, August 1, 2012, http://www.ideasforindia.in/article.aspx?article_id=25 ”Is Decentralization Helping the Poor Regions?” with Ejaz Ghani and Saurabh Mishra, VoxEU.org, April 10, 2012. http://www.voxeu.org/index.php?q=node/7859 “The Poor Half Billion in South Asia: Is There Hope for Change?” with Ejaz Ghani and Saurabh Mishra, VoxEU.org, March 9, 2012. http://www.voxeu.org/index.php?q=node/7704 “Conflict and Development: Lessons from South Asia,” with Ejaz Ghani, Economic Premise No. 31, September 2010. http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTPREMNET/Resources/EP31.pdf “Conflict and Development,” with Ejaz Ghani, VoxEU.org, March 23, 2010.

“India’s Pockets of Prosperity?” with Laura Alfaro and Semil Shah, The Christian Science Monitor, July 31, 2009.

Review of Understanding Civil War: Volumes 1 and 2 by Paul Collier and Nicholas Sambanis, Journal of Economic Literature, March 2007.

Review of Economic Cooperation between Singapore and India: An alliance in the making? by Faizal bin Yahya, South Asian Review, December 2008.

Research Grants Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame, “Electoral Redistricting in the World’s Largest Democracy.” Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, 2015-16, “Be The Change You Want to See: Leadership Training and Women’s Political Participation” (with Anandi Mani).

International Growth Centre, 2015-16, “Be The Change You Want to See: Leadership Training and Women’s Political Participation” (with Anandi Mani).

International Growth Centre, 2015, “Andhra Pradesh CM's Dashboard Pilot Project” (with Rwitwika Bhattacharya and Noopur Abhishek).

4 International Growth Centre, 2014, “Religion: Politicians and Voters in India,” (with Sonia Bhalotra and Irma Clots-Figueras).

International Growth Centre, 2012, “Religion, politics and public goods,” (with Sonia Bhalotra, Irma Clots-Figueras and Guilhem Cassan).

International Growth Centre, 2010, “Politician Identity, Policy Implementation and Human Development Outcomes” (with Sonia Bhalotra and Irma Clots-Figueras).

Program on Indian Economic Policies, Chazen Institute, Columbia Business School, 2010, (with Laura Alfaro and Anusha Chari).

MIT Schultz Fund award for research and data collection in Vietnam, 2001.

Honors, Awards and Fellowships Marvin Bower Fellow, Harvard Business School, 2011-2013.

Excellence in Refereeing Award, 2007-08, American Economic Review.

Michael Wallerstein award for the best published article in political economy, American Political Science Association, 2006.

MIT Robert M. Solow Endowment Prize for Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching and Research, 2003.

Graduate Student Fellowship, MacArthur Network on the Effects of Inequality on Economic Performance, 2002.

MIT Department of Economics Fellowship, 1999-2000.

MIT Walter Rosenblith Fellowship, 1998-99.

Junior Research Fellowship, Indian Statistical Institute, 1997-98.

P.C.Mahalanobis Symposium in Statistics award for best student, Indian Statistical Institute, 1997.

Full tuition and scholarship award, Indian Statistical Institute, 1992-97.

Ranked 1st nationwide in Indian School Certificate Examination (ICSE), 1990.

Teaching Experience Department of Economics, University of Notre Dame Political Economy of Development (advanced undergraduate): Fall 2016, Spring 2017.

Harvard Business School Program for Leadership Development (executive education): 2013-2015.

Institutions, Macroeconomics and the Global Economy (second-year MBA course): Winter 2012, 2013, 2014.

Business, Government and the International Economy (first-year MBA course): Winter 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010.

Economics of Markets (first-year MBA course): Fall 2004.

Business Management Study Group: 2005, 2006.

Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University Economics Instructor, mid-career MPA Program: Summer 2001, 2002.

Course Materials “The United Kingdom and the Means to Prosperity.” Harvard Business School Case 715-007 (with Laura Alfaro and Hilary White).

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“Indonesia: Growth and Stability in a Global Economy.” Harvard Business School Case 715-002 (with David Lane).

“Indonesia: Growth and Stability in a Global Economy (TN).” Harvard Business School Teaching Note 716-063.

“Property Rights and Policy Authority: Institutions and Institutional Change in Emerging Markets.” Harvard Business School Module Note 714-045.

“Indonesia’s OJK: Building Financial Stability.” Harvard Business School Case 713-003 (with David Lane).

“Indonesia’s OJK: Building Financial Stability (TN).” Harvard Business School Teaching Note 714-046.

“Monetary Policy and Bank Supervision.” Harvard Business School Technical Note 713-073.

“The World Bank in 2012: Choosing a Leader.” Harvard Business School Case 713-013 (with Ian Cornell).

“The World Bank in 2012: Choosing a Leader (TN).” Harvard Business School Teaching Note 714Urbanizing China.” Harvard Business School Case 713-037 (with G.A.Donovan).

• Featured at Caseplace.org (Aspen Institute) “Ha“Urbanizing China (TN).” Harvard Business School Teaching Note 714-037.

“India 2014: The Challenges of Governance.” Harvard Business School Case 712-038 (with Richard H.K.Vietor).

“India 2014: The Challenges of Governance (TN).” Harvard Business School Teaching Note 714Hollywood in India: Protecting Intellectual Property (A).” Harvard Business School Case 711-017 (with Namrata Arora).

• Part of HBS Premier Case Collection 2012.

“Hollywood in India: Protecting Intellectual Property (B).” Harvard Business School Case 711-018 (with Namrata Arora).

“Hollywood in India: Protecting Intellectual Property (A) and (B) (TN).” Harvard Business School Teaching Note 711-076.

“Ben Bernanke: Person of the Year?” Harvard Business School Case 710-051 (with Matthew Weinzierl).

“Dhārāvi: Developing Asia’s Largest Slum (A).” Harvard Business School Case 710-004 (with Namrata Arora and John Macomber).

• Featured in HBS Alumni Bulletin, March 2010. Part of HBS Premier Case Collection 2011.

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“Special Economic Zones in India: Public Purpose and Private Property (A).” Harvard Business School Case 709-027 (with Laura Alfaro).

• Part of HBS Premier Case Collection 2013.

“Tata Motors in Singur: Public Purpose and Private Property (B).” Harvard Business School Case 709-029 (with Laura Alfaro and Namrata Arora).

“Land Acquisition in India: Public Purpose and Private Property (C).” Harvard Business School Case 714-023 (with Laura Alfaro and Rachna Tahilyani).



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