Indian Election Data
As part of my dissertation work I put together data on the electoral returns for all of India’s national and state elections since 1961. The data was based on the PDF reports available from the Election Commission of India, but was scraped, parsed, and cleaned. Both datasets are now being updated and expanded by the Trivedi Centre for Political Data at Ashoka University and are publicly available at the Lok Dhaba interface. The national elections also form part of the The Constituency-Level Elections Archive (CLEA).
GIS shapefiles for India’s electoral constituencies
More information coming soon.
Francesca Refsum Jensenius (2015). “Development from Representation? A Study of Quotas for Scheduled Castes in India.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, vol 7, no. 3 pp. 1-26 (replication material).
Francesca R. Jensenius and Pavithra Suryanarayan (2015).“Fragmentation and Decline in India’s State Assemblies: A review 1967-2007.” Asian Survey, vol. 55, no. 5, pp. 862–881 (replication data).
Chhibber, Pradeep, Francesca Refsum Jensenius and Pavithra Suryanarayan (2014). “Party Organization and Party Proliferation in India,” Party Politics, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 489-505 (replication data, replication code).
Francesca Refsum Jensenius (2013). “Was the Delimitation Commission Unfair to Muslims?” Studies in Indian Politics, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 213–229 (replication material).