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Aniruddha Mitra
Bard College
19Publications
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109Citations
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#1James T. BangH-Index: 7
#2Arindam MandalH-Index: 1
Last.Aniruddha MitraH-Index: 7
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#1James T. Bang (St. Ambrose University)H-Index: 7
#2Arindam Mandal (Siena College)H-Index: 1
Last.Aniruddha Mitra (Bard College)H-Index: 7
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ABSTRACTBased on a sample of 47 developing economies considered over the period 1992–2012, we find that a free media reduces the legal protection of labour, taken as a whole. However, the impact differs over various aspects of labour regulation: while media freedom correlates with less stringent regulation of work time, less constraints to dismissal, and lower protection of employee representation rights, it also correlates with greater legal parity of part-time and fixed-term labour with full-t...
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#1James T. BangH-Index: 7
#2Aniruddha MitraH-Index: 7
Last.Phanindra V. WunnavaH-Index: 17
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This paper investigates the impact of remittances on poverty and inequality in Nigeria. In contrast to the existing literature, our methodology of instrumental variable quantile regression (IVQR) explicitly demonstrates the differential marginal impact of remittances for households at different levels of the conditional expenditure distribution. Furthermore, in tracing this heterogeneous impact, we are able to address the effect of remittances on poverty and inequality simultaneously in a unifie...
#1James T. Bang (St. Ambrose University)H-Index: 7
#2Aniruddha Mitra (Bard College)H-Index: 7
This paper explores the hypothesis that both the preexisting quality of democracy in a polity at the onset of conflict and the quality of democracy expected to emerge in the aftermath influence the likelihood of civil war. An empirical investigation of the hypothesis presents a challenge due to concerns of endogeneity and selection: the post-conflict level of democracy is endogenous to the pre-conflict level. Further, for a given time period, either a number of countries have not experienced civ...
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#1James T. Bang (St. Ambrose University)H-Index: 7
#2Aniruddha Mitra (Bard College)H-Index: 7
Last.Phanindra V. Wunnava (Middlebury College)H-Index: 17
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The impact of remittances on income inequality constitutes a keenly debated topic in the development literature. Yet, a consensus still has not evolved on the issue. This paper explores the argument that the adverse distributional impact of remittances obtained by a number of studies could partially be due to the failure to control for existing differentials in the ability to migrate. We test the impact of remittances on household expenditures using data from the Kenyan Migration Household Surve...
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#1Arnab Biswas (University of Wisconsin–Stout)H-Index: 2
#2Colin O'Reilly (University of Wisconsin–Stout)H-Index: 3
Last.Aniruddha Mitra (Bard College)H-Index: 7
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This paper explores the idea that the lack of robust evidence on the growth impact of civil war could partially be a consequence of considering civil war as a unified conceptual category, regardless of the ordinate of group identity invoked in mobilizing for war. To do so, we distinguish explicitly between episodes of internal conflict where contestants mobilized along the lines of ethnicity and ones where mobilization occurred along other markers of group identity. Using alternative definitions...
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#1James T. Bang (St. Ambrose University)H-Index: 7
#2Aniruddha Mitra (Bard College)H-Index: 7
Last.Phanindra V. Wunnava (Middlebury College)H-Index: 17
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We investigate the impact of financial liberalization on remittances to 84 countries over the period 1986--2005. Explicitly accounting for the multidimensionality of financial reform, we find that the various dimensions impact remittances differently: Increased economic freedom in the financial sector, as captured by absence of direct government control over the allocation of credit, has a positive and immediate impact. However, the improved robustness of financial markets, as captured by the de...
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#1Phanindra V. Wunnava (Middlebury College)H-Index: 17
#2Aniruddha Mitra (Bard College)H-Index: 7
Last.Robert E. Prasch (Middlebury College)H-Index: 12
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type="main"> This article investigates the impact of increasing global integration on economic growth, emphasizing its interaction with the level of ethnic heterogeneity in a society. We perform a feasible generalized least squares estimation of a random effects model on a longitudinal sample of 103 countries taken over the period 1992–2005. We find that economic globalization has generally had a beneficial impact on economic growth. We also find that societies marked by greater ethnic heterogen...
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#1Aniruddha Mitra (Bard College)H-Index: 7
#2James T. Bang (St. Ambrose University)H-Index: 7
Last.Arnab Biswas (University of Wisconsin–Stout)H-Index: 2
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We investigate the impact of media freedom on gender equality in education for a sample of 63 countries taken over the period 1995–2004. Our analysis is motivated by the idea that the impact of media freedom on gender equality may differ over the conditional distribution of the response variable. Using instrumental variable quantile regression to control for endogeneity in per capita income, we find that greater freedom of the media improves gender equality only in the 0.25 and 0.50 quantiles of...
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#1Aniruddha Mitra (Bard College)H-Index: 7
#2James T. Bang (St. Ambrose University)H-Index: 7
Last.Arnab Biswas (University of Wisconsin–Stout)H-Index: 2
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ABSTRACTThis article explores the impact of gender equality on economic growth. In particular, we focus on the multidimensional nature of gender equality with the object of identifying the relative salience of different aspects of equality. Using exploratory factor analysis on five measures of gender equality, we identify two distinct dimensions: equality of economic opportunities and equality in economic and political outcomes. Regression analysis conducted on an unbalanced panel of 101 countri...
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