Karthik Rao-Cavale

Karthik is a Ph.D. student in the International Development Group at MIT. His empirical research is mainly focused on various aspects of labor mobilization in India's so-called informal sector. Karthik's theoretical training and interest lies in socio-legal studies, international development, and postcolonial theory, but he also maintains more than a passing interest in the history of city planning and the use of quantitative methods in heterodox traditions of policy analysis.

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Prior Education
Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP), Rutgers
Bachelor of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Papers and Conference Presentations
"Geddes, Gandhi and Nehru: Contrasting Visions for Modern India," presented at the ACSP Conference, Salt Lake City
Hanson, C. S., Noland, R. B., & Rao-Cavale, K. (2012). Life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions of materials used in road construction. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2287(1), 174-181.
"Do Residents of "Notified" Slums Invest More in Housing Stock?: Evidence from National Surveys in India," presented at the Urban Affairs Conference, San Francisco
"Courting Exceptions in a Court of Law: Judicial Governance and the politics of Street Vending in Metropolitan India," presented at the Law and Society Conference, Boston