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

ACDE Seminar


Gedeon Lim (HKU Business School)


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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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