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Cocaine Production and Trafficking: What do we know?

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  • Daniel Mejía

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  • Carlos E. Posada

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The main purpose of this chapter is to summarize the information currently available oncocaine production and trafficking. The chapter starts by describing the available dataon cocaine production and trade, the collection methodologies, (if available) used bydifferent sources, the main biases in the data, and the accuracy of different data sources.Next, the chapter states some of the key empirical questions and hypotheses regardingcocaine production and trade and takes a first look at how well the data matches thesehypotheses. Also, the chapter states some of the main puzzles in the cocaine market andstudies some of the possible explanations. These puzzles and empirical questions shouldguide future research into our understanding of the key determinants of illicit drugproduction and trafficking. Finally, the chapter studies the different policies thatproducer countries have adopted to fight against cocaine production and the roleconsumer countries play in the implementation of anti-drug policies.

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Paper provided by BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA in its series BORRADORES DE ECONOMIA with number 003955.

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Length: 54
Date of creation: 26 Jun 2007
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Handle: RePEc:col:000094:003955

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Keywords: Cocaine; Narcotraffic; War on Drugs.;

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  1. Juan Carlos Muñoz-Mora & Santiago Tobón-Zapata & Jesse d'Anjou, 2014. "Does land titling matter? The role of land property rights in the war on illicit crops in Colombia," HiCN Working Papers 168, Households in Conflict Network.
  2. Gerson Javier Perez, 2012. "Primera versión de la política de seguridad democrática: se cumplieron los objetivos?," REVISTA DE ECONOMÍA DEL ROSARIO, UNIVERSIDAD DEL ROSARIO.
  3. Botero Degiovanni, Hernan, 2013. "The Effects of Drug Enforcement on Violence in Colombia 1999-2010: A Spatial Econometric Approach," MPRA Paper 49459, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Gerson Javier Pérez V., 2012. "Goals Met or Just Empty Promises? First Version of the Democratic Security Policy in Colombia," Borradores de Economia 700, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.
  5. Daniel Mejia & Pascual Restrepo, 2011. "The War on Illegal Drugs in Producer and Consumer Countries: A simple analytical framework," DOCUMENTOS CEDE, UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES-CEDE 007960, UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES-CEDE.
  6. International Monetary Fund, 2011. "The Relationship Between Illicit Coca Production and Formal Economic Activity in Peru," IMF Working Papers, International Monetary Fund 11/182, International Monetary Fund.
  7. L. Leoncini & F. Rentocchini, 2010. "Counteracting cocaine production. An analysis based on a novel dataset," Working Papers 693, Dipartimento Scienze Economiche, Universita' di Bologna.
  8. Leonardo Raffo López, 2010. "Narcotráfico y conflicto: ¿por qué bajó el precio de la cocaína?," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 12(23), pages 229-258, July-Dece.

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