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Does Elite Capture Matter? Local Elites and Targeted Welfare Programs in Indonesia. Rema Hanna, February 2013, Paper. "This paper investigates the impact of elite capture on the allocation of targeted government welfare programs in Indonesia, using both a high-stakes field experiment that varied the extent of elite influence and non-experimental data on a variety of existing government transfer programs. Conditional on their consumption level, there is little evidence that village elites and their relatives are more likely to receive aid programs than non-elites. However, this overall result masks..." Link verified August 21, 2014