Published Papers

1. “Bureaucratic Capacity and Class Voting: Evidence from Across the World and the United States” with Kimuli Kasara.” Journal of Politics. Forthcoming. You can read the draft here.

2. Suryanarayan. 2017. “When do the poor vote for the right-wing and why: Hierarchy and vote choice in the Indian states”. Comparative Political Studies 52(2).  You can read the paper here.

3. Huber, John D. & Pavithra Suryanarayan. 2016. “Ethnic Inequality and the Ethnification of Political Parties: Evidence from India.” World Politics 68(1). You can read the paper here

4. Kasara, Kimuli and Pavithra Suryanarayan. 2015.“When do the Rich Vote Less than the Poor and Why?: Explaining Turnout Inequality across the World,” American Journal of Political Science 59(3): 613-627. You can read the paper here

  • Winner of  the GESIS Klingemann Prize for best CSES scholarship, 2016.
  • The  article was featured in the Monkey Cage  and the Daily Dish.

5. Jensenius, Francesca Refsum and Pavithra Suryanarayan 2015. “Fragmentation and Decline in India’s State Assemblies: A Review 1967 – 2007,” Asian Survey 55(5).

6. Chhibber, Pradeep, Francesca Refsum Jensenius and Pavithra Suryanarayan. 2014. “Party Organization and Party Proliferation in India,” Party Politics  20(4): 489-505.