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Winning a District Office in a Clientelistic Society: Evidence from Decentralized Indonesia (Working Title)

The study investigates the implication of decentralization policies and civil service reforms for the behavior of village heads in Indonesia. In particular, it argues that the incentives faced by village heads to support the incumbent district head during the direct local elections differ depending on whether the village heads are appointed or elected.


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Projektzeitraum seit 01.01.2018
Schlüsselwörter JEL: D72, H77, H83, O17, O18
 

Internationale Konferenz "The Political Economy of Democracy and Dictatorship"

Die Konferenz widmet sich den Urspüngen und Entwicklungen von Demokratien und Diktaturen, dem Vergleich von Politikkontrolle und Regierungsmechanismen in politischen Systemen sowie Transitionsprozessen von Demokratien zu Autokratien und umgekehrt. Der Fokus liegt auf dem interdisziplinären Austausch von Forschungsergebnissen zur vergleichenden Analyse politischer Systeme. Die vergangenen Tagungen wurden mit Unterstützung der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft, des FB4 und des International Office der WWU finanziert.


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Projektzeitraum seit 01.06.2016
Webseite https://www.wiwi.uni-muenster.de/loep/en/pedd
Schlüsselwörter Politische Ökonomie, Demokratien, Autokratien, Transitionen, Institutionen, politische Konflikte
 

Fiscal decentralization, political participation and democratic consolidation

This study explores the relationship between fiscal decentralization, political participation and democratic consolidation. We develop a theoretical model based on the standard theory of rational voting. We further conduct empirical analysis using Indonesian district data. The case of Indonesia is of particular interest because the decentralization initiatives, which were adopted in 1999 and considered as the the most radical decentralization ever implemented in the world, were motivated mainly by the need to encourage citizen participation and strengthen the newly born democracy. Thus, it helps us to understand whether or not decentralizing fiscal power to lower level of governments encourages political participation and gradually consolidates a young and ethnically diverse democracy.


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Projektzeitraum seit 01.10.2015
Schlüsselwörter H71; H72; H77;D72
 

Institutions and Prosperity


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Projektzeitraum seit 01.04.2014
Schlüsselwörter Institutions, Economic Growth, Democracy, Country Clusters

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Fiscal Disparity, Institutions and Asymmetric Yardstick Competition

The study formally shows that the yardstick bias caused by fiscal disparities might be mitigated when considering a disparity in the costs of rent appropriation. In particular, the incumbent of the fiscally rich jurisdiction can no longer fully exploit his fiscal advantages.


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Projektzeitraum 01.01.2017- 27.04.2019
Schlüsselwörter JEL: D72, H77