I am a PhD student in Public Policy at University of Chicago.
I study governments in developing countries. I use insights from organizational economics, political economy, and public finance to study aspects of administrative, political, and fiscal decentralization and their consequences for corruption and bureaucratic efficiency. I am also interested in the political economic determinants of administrative state capacity and the centralization of authority.
You can contact me at tanutama at uchicago dot edu.
The vertical cost of decentralization
Corruption and the market for relationships
Environmental constraints on elite worker productivity: Evidence from professional tennis