Democracy in India [with Pradeep Chhibber and Irfan Nooruddin; forthcoming with Cambridge University Press]

A survey of empirical social science literature on India that covers topics from party politics, federalism, the bureaucracy, and public goods provision.


Jassal, Nirvikar. 2020. Gender, Law Enforcement, and Access to Justice: Evidence from All-Women Police Stations in India.” American Political Science Review 114 (4): 1035–54.

Jassal, Nirvikar. 2021. “Segregation as Efficiency? Group-Specific Institutions in North India.” The Journal of Asian Studies 80 (3): 631–61.

Jassal, Nirvikar and Hanif Qureshi. 2021. “Riots & Rapid Action: The Special Wing of the Central Reserve Police.” Amit Ahuja and Devesh Kapur (Eds.), Internal Security in India (forthcoming with Oxford University Press).

Jassal, Nirvikar, and Pradeep Chhibber. 2019. “Crises of Institutional Legitimacy and Gender.” Asian Survey 59 (1): 85–97.

Chhibber, Pradeep, and Nirvikar Jassal. 2018. “The BJP, Economic Reform, and Contentious Politics.” Asian Survey 58 (1): 86–99.


Gender, Violence, and Triage: An Empirical and Text-as-Data Analysis of Crime in India

Women, Gendered Work, and Policing: Experimental Evidence from Maharashtra [with Sharon Barnhardt]


Do Political Gender Quotas Affect Crime Registration? Evidence from a Randomized Policy Experiment (with Pascaline Dupas)

The Criminal Justice System in India (with Paul Novosad, Sam Asher, Elliott Ash, Christoph Goessmann)

Overcoming Biases Against Coworkers: Experimental Evidence from Police Academies (with Aprajit Mahajan and Manisha Shah)

Subnational Borders and Development (with David Carter)