Adi Dasgupta — Political Scientist

Welcome! I am a Shorenstein postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University. I received my Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2016.

I study the political economy of development, with a focus on inefficiencies of political organization. My book project and articles examine the historical and organizational roots of why parties succeed or fail at incorporating new groups in democratizing societies. A second set of projects investigates the industrial organization of public service delivery failure, including a series of surveys on agency problems between voters, bureaucrats, and politicians in India.

My research has appeared in the Journal of Economic History and International Organization. Here are links to my CV, book project and papers. You can email me at adasgupta [at]