BOOK

A New Economic History of Colonial India. Edited by Latika Chaudhary, Bishnupriya Gupta, Tirthankar Roy and Anand V. Swamy. Routledge, 2016.


PUBLICATIONS

Chaudhary, Latika and Anand Swamy. “Protecting the Borrower: An Experiment in Colonial India,” Explorations in Economic History, forthcoming.  

Chaudhary, Latika and Jared Rubin. Religious Identity and the Provision of Public Goods: Evidence from the Indian Princely States,” Journal of Comparative Economics 44, no. 3 (2016): 461-483.

Bogart, Dan and Latika Chaudhary. “Off the Rails: Is State Ownership Bad for Productivity?Journal of Comparative Economics 43, no. 4 (2015): 997-1013. 

Chaudhary, Latika and Manuj Garg. Does History Matter? Colonial Education Investments in India,” Economic History Review 68, no. 3 (2015): 937-961.

Cellini, Stephanie and Latika Chaudhary. “The Labor Market Returns to a For-Profit College Education,” Economics of Education Review 43, (December 2014): 125-140

Bogart, Dan and Latika Chaudhary. “Engines of Growth: The Productivity Advance of Indian Railways, 1874-1912,” Journal of Economic History 73, no. 2 (2013): 340-371. 

Chaudhary, Latika, Aldo Musacchio, Steven Nafziger and Se Yan. Big BRICs, Weak Foundations: The Beginning of Public Elementary Education in Brazil, Russia, India, and China, 1880–1930,” Explorations in Economic History 49, no. 2 (2012): 221-240.

Bogart, Dan and Latika Chaudhary. Regulation, Ownership and Costs: A Historical Perspective from Indian Railways,” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 4, no. 1 (2012): 28-57. 

Chaudhary, Latika and Jared Rubin. “Reading, Writing and Religion: Institutions and Human Capital Formation,” Journal of Comparative Economics 39, no. 1 (2011): 17-33.     

Chaudhary, Latika. “Land Revenues, Schools and Literacy: A Historical Examination of Public and Private Funding of Education,” Indian Economic and Social History Review 47, no. 2 (2010): 179-204.

Chaudhary, Latika. Taxation and Educational Development: Evidence from British India,” Explorations in Economic History 47, No. 3 (2010): 279-293. 

Chaudhary, Latika. Determinants of Primary Schooling in British India,” Journal of Economic History 69, No. 1 (2009): 269-302. 

 Chaudhary, Latika. Education Inputs, Student Performance and School Finance Reform in Michigan,” Economics of Education Review 28, No. 1 (February 2009): 90-98. 


WORKING PAPERS

“Cultural Transmission in the Long, Long Run: Evidence from a Natural Experiment,” with Jared Rubin, Sriya Iyer and Anand Shrivastava (Draft available upon request).

Tertiary Education and Prosperity: Catholic Missionaries to Luminosity in India,” with Amparo Castelló-Climent and Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay.

The Growth Contribution of Colonial Indian Railways in Comparative Perspective,” with Dan Bogart and Alfonso Herranz-Loncán.