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Continuities and Discontinuites in the Fiscal and Monetary Institucions of New Granada 1783-1850

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  • Jaime Jaramillo
  • Adolfo Meisel

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  • Miguel Urrutia

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In this paper we study the estructure of the fiscal system of the Viceroyalty of New Granada towards the end of the colonial period. Then we discuss how the tax system inhereted from the Spanish Empire evolved over the period 1821-1850. The conclusion that emerges from the review of the evidence is that the new republic was succesful in improving the tax regime it had received from Spain. By 1850, the Republic of New Granada possesed a fiscal system that was much more fair, efficient and neutral, than was the case in 1810.

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Paper provided by Banco de la Republica de Colombia in its series Borradores de Economia with number 074.

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  1. > Economic History > Regional Economic History > Latin American Economic History > Economic History of Colombia
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  1. Salomón Kalmanovitz, . "Las Instituciones Colombianas en el Siglo XX," Borradores de Economia, Banco de la Republica de Colombia 131, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.
  2. Leandro Prados de la Escosura, 2004. "Colonial Independence And Economic Backwardness In Latin America," Working Papers in Economic History, Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Historia Económica e Instituciones wh046503, Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Historia Económica e Instituciones.
  3. Carlos Esteban Posada, 1998. "Los mercados de instituciones y las instituciones endogenas," Lecturas de Economía, Universidad de Antioquia, Departamento de Economía, Universidad de Antioquia, Departamento de Economía, issue 48, pages 149-168, Enero Jun.
  4. Regina Grafe & Maria Alejandra Irigoin, 2006. "The Spanish Empire and its legacy: fiscal re-distribution and political conflict in colonial and post-colonial Spanish America," Economic History Working Papers, London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Economic History 22467, London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Economic History.
  5. Salomón Kalmanovitz, 2006. "El PIB de la Nueva Granada en 1800: auge colonial, estancamiento republicano," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 8(15), pages 161-183, July-Dece.
  6. Maria Alejandra Irigoin, 2006. "Gresham on horseback: the monetary roots of Spanish American political fragmentation in the nineteenth century," Economic History Working Papers, London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Economic History 22321, London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Economic History.
  7. Salomón Kalmanovitz, 2008. "Consecuencias económicas de la independencia en Colombia," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 10(19), pages 207-233, July-Dece.
  8. Leandro Prados de la Escosura, 2004. "When Did Latin America Fall Behind?.Evidence From Long-Run International Inequality," Working Papers in Economic History, Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Historia Económica e Instituciones wh046604, Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Historia Económica e Instituciones.
  9. Daron Acemoglu & Camilo García-Jimeno & James A. Robinson, 2014. "State Capacity and Economic Development: A Network Approach," NBER Working Papers 19813, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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