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2018-04

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Saibal Ghosh

ABSTRACT

Employing information on legislators of the 15th Lok Sabha elections in India, the paper proposes a Legislator Performance Index (LPI). Based on the computed index, we classify legislators as those with low, medium and high performance. Subsequently, we link this index with various covariates within a multivariate regression framework. The findings lend credence to the fact that legislator background is a key factor explaining performance. Besides, the results also suggest that, in conjunction with background, variables such as age, asset position and the reservation status of a constituency play an important role in influencing legislator performance. More... »

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