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Structural Interdependence Among Colombian Departments

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  • Fernando Salgueiro Perobelli
  • Eduardo Amaral Haddad
  • Jaime Bonet Moron
  • Geoffrey Hewings

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This paper analyzes structural interdependence among Colombian departments. The results show that Bogota has a large influence on the other regional economies through the power of its purchases. Additionally, a center-periphery pattern emerges in the spatial concentration of the effects of the hypothetical extraction of any territory. From a policy point of view, the main findings reaffirm the role played by Bogota in the recent polarization process observed in the regional economies in Colombia. Any policy action oriented to reduce these regional disparities should take into account that, given the structural interdependence among Colombian departments, the effects of new investment in the lagged regions would flow through Bogota and the major regional economies.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Economic Systems Research.

Volume (Year): 22 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 279-300

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Handle: RePEc:taf:ecsysr:v:22:y:2010:i:3:p:279-300

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Keywords: Input-output; Extraction method; Colombia;

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  1. Peter B. Dixon & Maureen T. Rimmer, 2004. "Disaggregation of results from a detailed general equilibrium model of the US to the State level," Centre of Policy Studies/IMPACT Centre Working Papers g-145, Victoria University, Centre of Policy Studies/IMPACT Centre.
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  1. Boris Branisa & Adriana Cardozo, 2009. "Revisiting the Regional Growth Convergence Debate in Colombia Using Income Indicators," Ibero America Institute for Econ. Research (IAI) Discussion Papers 194, Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research, revised 21 Aug 2009.

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