Sabyasachi Das is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Ashoka University. He has received his Ph.D. in Economics at Yale University. Prior to joining Ashoka he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi. His fields of specialization are political economy, public economics, and applied microeconomics. For his research, he is primarily interested in exploring group inequalities that emerge from various democratic processes. He has studied gender and caste issues in village elections and meetings in India, and explored governance consequences of political alignment between state and local governments by looking at appointments of bureaucrats. In other work, he is exploring broad electoral systems, such plurality rule and proportional representation, and comparing them across countries to determine their effect on representation of minorities in the government.