Dr. Yogesh Uppal

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Dr. Yogesh Uppal


Lariccia School of Accounting & Finance

Williamson Hall 3377

phone: (330) 941-3494




Dr. Uppal is a professor of economics in the Lariccia School of Accounting and Finance at Youngstown State University. His research focuses on issues related to public, political and development economics. His research has examined how behavior of elected officials affects economic policies. Currently, his research examines how gender of a politician affects public service provision and economic development in India. He has published his research in the Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Economic Growth and Journal of Development Economics. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from University of California, Irvine, M.A. in economics from Delhi School of Economics and B.A. (Honors) in economics from University of Delhi.

  • Education
    • 2006

      Ph D, Economics

      University Of California

    • 2000

      MA, Economics

      Delhi School Of Economics

    • 1998

      BA, Economics

      University of Delhi

  • Awards and Honors
    • 2022

      Research Professorship

    • 2020

      Distinguished Professor of Scholarship

    • 2016

      Research Professorship

    • 2013

      Distinguished Professor of Scholarship

    • 2012

      Research Professorship

    • 2009

      Public Choice Society

      Gordon Tullock Prize for the best article

    • 2007

      Research Professorship

  • Intellectual Contributions
    • 2023

      "The drug overdose death epidemic: evidence from U.S. Counties"

      Applied Economic Letters

    • 2023

      "Political fragmentation, fiscal policy and economic growth in Indian States"

      The European Journal of Comparative Economics

    • 2023

      "Women Legislators and Economic Performance"

      Journal of Economic Growth

    • 2019

      "Do Criminally Accused Politicians Affect Economic Outcomes? Evidence from India"

      Journal of Development Economics, volume 141

    • 2015

      "The Economic Consequences of Accused Politicians in India"


    • 2015

      "Election Cycles and Electricity Provision: Evidence from a Quasi-experiment with Indian Special Elections"

      Journal of Public Economics, volume 126, p. 64-73

    • 2015

      "Legislative Turnover, Fiscal Policy, and Economic Growth: Evidence from U.S. State Legislatures"

      Economic Inquiry, volume 53, issue 1, p. 91-107

    • 2011

      "Does legislative turnover adversely affect state expenditure policy? Evidence from Indian state elections"

      Public Choice, volume 147, issue 1-2, p. 189-207

    • 2010

      "Estimation of Incumbency Effects in the US State Legislatures: A Quasi-Experimental Approach"

      Economics and Politics, volume 22, issue 2, p. 180-199

    • 2009

      "The Disadvantaged Incumbents: Estimating Incumbency Effects in Indian State Legislatures"

      Public Choice, volume 138, issue 1, p. 9-27