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Shruti Rajagopalan

Shruti Rajagopalan

  • Assistant Professor of Economics, State University of New York, Purchase

Shruti Rajagopalan is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the State University of New York, Purchase, and earned her PhD in economics from George Mason University. While at George Mason, she was a Mercatus Dissertation Fellow. Ms. Rajagopalan earned her Bachelors in Economics from University of Delhi. She completed her LLB at the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. She also has a Masters in Law and Economics, as an Erasmus Mundus Scholar, from University of Hamburg, University of Gent and University of Bologna. Shruti has worked at various non profit institutions including Centre for Civil Society (a free market think tank in India), PILSARC (a public interest law firm in New Delhi) and the Center of Competitive Politics as a Koch Fellow in 2006. She enjoys writing op-eds on constitutional issues and has been published a few times in the Wall Street Journal Asia and other Indian newspapers. Shruti’s research has been published in the International Review of Law and Economics and the Review of Austrian Economics. In her free time she enjoys travelling, reading and listening to jazz and Indian classical music.

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Shruti Rajagopalan | May 2016
This paper revisits the question of substantive rules versus procedural rules to enforce constitutions.
Shruti Rajagopalan | Mar 2016
Amendments to the Constitution, especially to the fundamental rights, have two starkly different patterns in Indian constitutional history. During 1950–80, Parliament was the battleground for seeking formal constitutional amendments; while post-1980, the Supreme Court became the power centre, with interest groups seeking amendments through interpretation. What is the reason for this shift of interest-group activity from the legislature to the judiciary?
G. P. Manish, Shruti Rajagopalan, Daniel Sutter, Lawrence H. White | Sep 2015
The authors give an overview of classical liberal ideas and their proponents in India over the last century.
Shruti Rajagopalan | Sep 01, 2015
There has been a decline in rule of law in India, reflected in the frequent amendments to the Indian Constitution. This paper analyzes the historical, ideological, and economic context for constitutional amendments to understand the reason for the deterioration of constitutionalism in India.

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