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Why pay the chief? Land rents and long run economic development in Indonesia

ACDE Seminar

Speaker

Gedeon Lim (HKU Business School)

Venue

Other, please see description for details

Date

Tuesday, 17 August, 2021 - 15:00 to 16:30

Much of modern development efforts are channeled through traditional local governance. Yet, despite their importance as politician-bureaucrats, local leaders are rarely paid a living wage. This paper studies the effect of awarding chiefs cultivation rights over village rice land, a stable revenue generating asset, during their term of office.

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