We conduct a controlled field experiment in 52 communities in rural Bolivia to investigate the effect that local authorities have on voluntary public good provision. In our study, community members pool resources to provide environmental education material for local schools. We find that voluntary contributions increase when democratically elected local authorities lead by example.
Jack, B.K., Recalde, M.P., Leadership and the voluntary provision of public goods: Field evidence from Bolivia, Journal Of Public Economics, pp.80-93, 2014
Leadership and the voluntary provision of public goods: Field evidence from Bolivia