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Mudit Kapoor

Former Visiting Senior Fellow

Dr. Mudit Kapoor is a Former  Visiting Senior Fellow in Political Economy at IDFC Institute. Dr. Kapoor is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), New Delhi, India. He has formerly worked at the World Bank as a consultant. His academic papers have been published in Journal of Econometrics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Economic and Political Weekly and BE Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy. He is also working in the area of informal finance.

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 Dr. 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.

Dr. Kapoor holds an MA from Delhi School of Economics and PhD from University of Maryland, College Park.

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What’s in a Definition?: A Study on Implications and Suitability of Urban Definitions in India Through its Employment

In this paper, Vaidehi Tandel, Komal Hiranandani & Mudit Kapoor discuss the political economy of definitions of urban and rural in India

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What’s In A Definition?: A Study on Implications and Suitability of Urban Definitions in India through its Employment Guarantee Programme

This paper discusses the political economy of definitions of urban and rural in India. When using alternative definitions of urban, we find that India is much more urban than is officially recognised and present a case for alternate definitions.