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Violence and growth in colombia: a review of the quantitative literature

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  • Alvaro J. Riascos

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  • Juan F. Vargas

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ABSTRACT This is a critical review of the empirical literature on the relationship between violence and economic growth in Colombia: an interesting case study for social scientists studying violence, conflict, crime and development. We argue that, despite the rapid development of this literature and the increasing use of new techniques, there is still much room for research. After assessing the contribution of the most influential papers on the subject, we suggest directions for future research.

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Paper provided by UNIVERSIDAD DEL ROSARIO in its series DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO with number 008806.

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Date of creation: 12 Jul 2011
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Handle: RePEc:col:000092:008806

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  1. Jorge Restrepo & Michael Spagat & Juan Vargas, 2004. "The Dynamics of the Columbian Civil Conflict: A New Dataset," Homo Oeconomicus, Institute of SocioEconomics, vol. 21, pages 396-429.
  2. Dinar, Ariel & Keck, Andrew, 1997. "Private irrigation investment in Colombia: effects of violence, macroeconomic policy, and environmental conditions," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, vol. 16(1), pages 1-15, March.
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  6. Juan F. Vargas, 2011. "The persistent colombian conflict bubnational analysis of the duration of violence," DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO 007934, UNIVERSIDAD DEL ROSARIO.
  7. Adriana Camacho, 2008. "Stress and Birth Weight: Evidence from Terrorist Attacks," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 98(2), pages 511-15, May.
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  1. Hopfensitz, Astrid & Miquel-Florensa, Josepa, 2014. "Investigating social capital in Colombia: Conflict and public good contributions," TSE Working Papers 14-463, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE).
  2. Adriana Camacho & Catherine Rodriguez, 2013. "Firm Exit and Armed Conflict in Colombia," Journal of Conflict Resolution, Peace Science Society (International), vol. 57(1), pages 89-116, February.
  3. Rony Pshisva & Gustavo A. Suarez, 2006. "'Captive markets': the impact of kidnappings on corporate investment in Colombia," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2006-18, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  4. Juan Alberto Fuentes, 2005. "Violent Conflict and Human Development in Latin America: The Cases of Colombia, El Salvador and Guatemala," Human Development Occasional Papers (1992-2007) HDOCPA-2005-10, Human Development Report Office (HDRO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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