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An Economic Analysis of Chieftaincy and Patriarchy (2020_2_40_019)


In developing countries, there are many social institutions that support those in authority or with power who seemingly make inefficient decisions. This holds true even though those decisions are often closely related to important policies. This project aims at empirically investigating the mechanisms that maintain such social institutions as chieftaincy and patriarchy and the resulting economic consequences. It also explores the dynamic process in which social institutions evolve and/or economic inefficiency declines given social institutions.


April 2020 - March 2022

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] Kudo Yuya
[ Co-researcher ] Makino Momoe
  • IDE Research Bulletin / Discussion Paper