Federalism in India: An Economic Analysis

  • Sripriya SrivatsaEmail author


The outcomes of federalism have played out in very different manners in various societies that have chosen to adopt this design of organising themselves. The Indian context is particularly interesting because of how Indian states have formed, evolved or have carved out of one another into existence. In this paper, I explore whether smaller states could perform better on governance outcomes. The measure of governance is legislative activity in Indian state parliaments. The results indicate that as states become smaller units to govern, the legislative in activity in their respective parliaments does increase.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Candidate for Master of Science, Political Economy of DevelopmentSchool of Oriental and African Studies, University of LondonLondonUK

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