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Mudit Kapoor
Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre
mkapoor@isid.ac.in
Mudit Kapoor is an Associate Professor of Economics at Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre. Before this, he was Assistant Professor of Economics and a Research Fellow at the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad.

Prof. Kapoor’s research interests are in Development Economics, Gender and Political Economy. His academic papers have been published in Journal of Econometrics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Financial Intermediation and BE Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy.

His recent research (along with Professor Antoinette Schoar) on Chit Funds as an innovative access for finance for low-income households is funded by a grant from the Gates Foundation. At present Prof. Kapoor is writing a chapter on Economic Growth, Poverty and Reforms in Andhra Pradesh. He is also a contributor to the research in the Columbia Program on Indian Economic Policies.

Professor Kapoor holds an M.A. from Delhi School of Economics and Ph.D. from University of Maryland, College Park.

Articles By Mudit Kapoor
Unique Health Identification and Aadhaar: A case for mandatory linkage
Posted On: 23 Dec 2016

Topics:   Health

As part of the Digital India initiative, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) issues a Unique Health Identification (UHID) number to each patient, which documents their entire journey in the hospital. AIIMS has called for a mandatory linkage between UHID and Aadhaar. In this article, Mudit Kapoor, Associate Professor at ISI Delhi Centre, explains how this step can have significant positive implications for delivery and democratisation of healthcare.
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Moving towards better definitions of ‘urban’ in India
Posted On: 15 Sep 2016

Topics:   Urbanisation

According to the 2011 Census, 31% of the country is ‘urban’. Using definitions of urbanisation that are different from those used by the government, this column demonstrates that this figure may be an underestimate. It is important to recognise and fix the flaws in the current method of defining urban areas as it forms the basis for important policies such as eligibility for government schemes.
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Why so few women in politics in India?
Posted On: 02 Jan 2014


Women are severely under-represented in political positions across the world. This column analyses constituency-level election data from Indian states to explore why this is so. It finds that while women are more likely to contest elections in backward states where there are more male electors than female electors, they are less likely to win elections in such states.
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