Akshay Mangla is an Associate Professor of International Business at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Akshay specializes in comparative politics, political economy, development and state-society relations in South Asia. His research is motivated by questions of when, why and how states govern effectively and meet everyday citizen needs, which he studies using intensive field research methods. Currently, he is investigating: (1) the implementation of universal primary education across rural India, (2) everyday policing and women’s security and (3) the development of India’s bureaucracy and welfare state programs. His work has been supported by the Gates Foundation, M.I.T. Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), the World Bank Sexual Violence Research Initiative, the American Institute for Indian Studies and the NSEP Boren Fellowship. Prior to joining the Oxford faculty, Akshay was an Assistant Professor in the Business, Government and International Economy Unit at Harvard Business School.