Sudipta Sarangi
Louisiana State University
Sudipta Sarangi is the Gulf Coast Coca Cola Distinguished Professor of Business Administration in the Department of Economics at Louisiana State University. His research interests include network theory, development issues and experimental economics. He mostly teaches microeconomics and game theory. Currently he is a program director in economics at the National Science Foundation. The views expressed here do not represent those of any organisation.

Articles By Sudipta Sarangi
Do women in power have an impact on corruption?
Posted On: 21 May 2014

Tags:   bribes

The recently elected 16th Lok Sabha of India will have a record number of 61 women parliamentarians. This column assesses whether women in the labour force or positions of power can have an impact on corruption. Analysing data from over 125 countries, it finds that women can reduce corruption but only in policymaking positions. They can do so via policies and not because they are necessarily less corrupt.
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Rape: The shame of a nation
Posted On: 21 Feb 2014

Topics:   Gender , Crime

The proliferating number of rape incidents in India is chilling. This column discusses the various perspectives on the causes of rape, and the economic, social and legal factors that play a role in the high incidence of this crime in the country. It suggests taking steps to increase the cost of rapes for the perpetrators.
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