Ep. 666: What Makes Governments Responsive?

A government’s responsiveness to citizen’s preferences is dependent on a host of factors. In this episode, Suman Joshi and Sarthak Pradhan, discuss the dynamics between the three agents – politicians, bureaucrats, and citizens – and look at how these dynamics shape the government’s delivery of goods and services to citizen’s preferences.

Check out the paper referred to in the podcast – https://cpb-us-w2.wpmucdn.com/web.sas.upenn.edu/dist/7/228/files/2021/07/Gov_responsiveness__ARPS_final.pdf

#72: आपातकाल की नीति

[iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/I7VwmPskoRnryd8F’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] Indian governments run hundreds of policies in the name of social protection. Given the adverse economic impact of COVID-19, the focus is back on these policies to provide some relief to the worst-affected. So this episode is all about understanding social protection policies better. Joining us is Saksham …

Working with Government

This is Episode 95 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. [iframe src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/9703484/height/90/width/640/theme/custom/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/FF8200/” height=”90″ width=”640] Bangalore has at least a 20 year legacy of private citizens working with city and state governments in a variety of ways. V Ravichandar symbolises that, as over the last 19 years, he has worked with governments, has driven …

Public Choice, Voting and Governance

Is it rational to vote? Is it rational for us to think about government as a benign entity? Amit Varma is back on Episode 92 of The Pragati Podcast to talk about public choice theory and how it can inform our thinking about governments and public decision-making.