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I am the Gruber Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. My research seeks to understand the foundations of democratic politics in economically developing states. In particular I am interested in the effects of diverse formal and informal institutional constraints—such as federalism, coalition politics, and corruption—on the behavior of politicians in electorally competitive environments. My regional focus is South Asia, and I have also conducted fieldwork in Africa and Latin America. A summary of my book, Corruption and Reform in India: Public Services in the Digital Age, is available on my Research page.