Dr. Dinsha Mistree is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University. His research focuses on understanding why the effectiveness of government agencies varies within the same political systems. He is currently working on a book project examining variations across India's higher education sector, with the underlying objective of understanding why government agencies in the developing world adopt or do not adopt meritocratic practices. Dinsha's work has appeared or is forthcoming at Comparative Politics, Springer Press, and Cambridge University Press. Dinsha earned his PhD in Politics from Princeton University in August 2015. He also holds Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from MIT.