Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia
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David Glick

PhD Candidate in Economics
Summer Fellow 2013


My research examines the distribution of subsidized foods to poor, urban households in Punjab, India under the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS). I seek to understand how an episode of increased competition among government-licensed shops may have affected distribution quality and health outcomes for the TPDS’ intended recipients. I hypothesize that this episode of increased competition strengthened these public service providers' incentives to reduce black-marketing of goods and instead provide better service to the poor.