Corruption and Local Democratization in Indonesia: The Role of Islamic Parties.

@article{Henderson2011CorruptionAL,
  title={Corruption and Local Democratization in Indonesia: The Role of Islamic Parties.},
  author={J. Henderson and A. Kuncoro},
  journal={Journal of development economics},
  year={2011},
  volume={94 2},
  pages={
          164-180
        }
}
Indonesia has a tradition of corruption among local officials who harass and collect bribes from firms. This paper examines whether corruption is affected by a change in institutions introducing local democratization and by party composition of local assemblies. Democratization occurred in 1999 and decentralization in 2001. We have firm-level data for 2001 and 2004. The 2001 data benchmark corruption at the time of decentralization, but for a limited sample of districts. We find that corruption… Expand
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