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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 the people in power who seemingly make ineffective decisions. This holds true even when those decisions are closely related to important policies. This project aims to empirically investigate the mechanisms that perpetuate such social institutions as chieftaincy and the patriarchy as well as the resulting economic consequences. It will also explore the dynamic process through which social institutions evolve and/or economic inefficiencies lead to the decline of social institutions.


April 2020 - March 2023

Leader of the Research Project

Kudo, Yuya


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