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The War on Drugs is Counterproductive, Once Again

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  • Ortiz, Carlos Humberto

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ResumenUn modelo bisectorial de equilibrio general, que incluía las drogas como bienes básicos, fue relativamente exitoso para explicar el desperdicio de recursos que genera una guerra contra las drogas (Ortiz, 2003). Debido al supuesto de productividad constante, el modelo predijo que los precios de las drogas aumentarían con la represión y, sin embargo, el Plan Colombia no tuvo un efecto significativo en los precios. Para corregir el modelo, se examinan dos fuentes de mejoramiento de la productividad; con el fin de entender por qué los precios de las drogas se han mantenido estables y por qué la oferta y la demanda mundial no han disminuido, así como explicar las razones por las cuales los plantíos de coca se desperdigaron a lo largo y ancho del país bajo el Plan Colombia

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  • Ortiz, Carlos Humberto, 2010. "The War on Drugs is Counterproductive, Once Again," REVISTA LECTURAS DE ECONOMÍA, UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA - CIE, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:col:000174:006727
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    1. Mauricio Cárdenas, 2007. "Economic Growth In Colombia: A Reversal Of ‘Fortune’?," ENSAYOS SOBRE POLÍTICA ECONÓMICA, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA - ESPE, vol. 25(53), pages 220-259, January.
    2. Barro, Robert J, 1990. "Government Spending in a Simple Model of Endogenous Growth," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 98(5), pages 103-126, October.
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    Keywords

    Guerra contra las drogas; oferta de drogas; demanda de drogas; represión de la oferta; bien básico;

    JEL classification:

    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior
    • K42 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law
    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
    • O17 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements
    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models

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