Diane Zhang

Diane Zhang is a Melbourne-based economist who researches the use of data and information in policy formulation. She has over 15 years of experience working in public policy in Australia, Indonesia and China. In 2004-2010, she lived and worked in Indonesia, consulting for the World Bank, DFAT, United Nations and GTZ.

Indonesian voters will head to the ballot box on Wednesday to elect governors and mayors in nine provinces and 260 districts. Dr Dave McRae and Diane Zhang take a close look at past election results to examine the extent to which incumbency provides candidates with an edge.