Rikhil Bhavnani

Rikhil Bhavnani is a political science Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University. He will begin an assistant professorship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in fall 2011. His paper examining the long-term effect of electoral quotas for women was recently published in the American Political Science Review. He has also studied the effects of malapportionment in parliamentary systems, the costs of migration, the extent and correlates of political corruption, and other topics in political and economic development, primarily in South Asia. While at Princeton, Rikhil will work on a series of papers that leverage natural, survey and field experiments to study the causes and effects of—and remedies for—political inequality.