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The Local Political Economy Effects of School Construction in Indonesia

Monica Martinez-Bravo

Working Papers from CEMFI

Abstract: A by-product of the extension of mass education is the increase in the level of education of those eligible to political o_ces. This can have a profound impact on the e_ectiveness of local governments. In this paper, I examine the e_ects of a large school construction program in Indonesia on local governance and public good provision. The results show that the program led to important increases in the provision of public goods. Furthermore, I provide evidence consistent with the hypothesis that that the increase in the education of the village heads was one of the main mechanisms behind these results.

Keywords: Political Leaders; Education; Local Elections (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D72 H75 O12 P16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dev, nep-edu, nep-pol, nep-sea and nep-ure
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