“...found big changes in growth when autocratic leaders die in office—both positive and negative, but no substantial change when democratic leaders died in office......(T)hat individual leaders can play crucial roles in shaping the growth of nations,”and (in Indonesia)
“increasing government audits reduced missing expenditures, as measured by discrepancies between official project costs and an independent engineer’s estimate of costs, by eight percentage points. By contrast, increasing grassroots participation in monitoring had little average impact…. Overall, the results suggest that traditional top-down monitoring can play an important role in reducing corruption.”Who do you think found that (rather unpopular) evidence?
Yes, it's Ben Olken, one of the rising stars in economics.