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


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

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.