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We aim to understand the impact of well-established factors - working strength and tenure of judges, case administration, age distribution of cases, and category or case type - on this measure of district court productivity. Our overall results show that there is a huge variation in productivity across district courts in the country. We find that court type and nature of cases are important predictors of a district court’s productivity.