Stuti Khemani is a Senior Economist in the Development Research Group and the Africa region’s Chief Economist’s office of the World Bank. Her area of research is the political economy of public policy choices, and institutional reforms for development. Her work is published in leading economics and political science journals, including the American Economic Journal, Journal of Development Economics and American Political Science Review. She has studied the impact of electoral politics on fiscal policy and intergovernmental fiscal relations; and analyzed political constraints to efficient allocation of public resources for health and education services. She is currently examining the role of mass media and local elections in addressing political incentives for development policies. Her research and advisory work spans a diverse range of countries, including Benin, Bolivia, China, India, the Philippines, and Nigeria. She holds a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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