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Superando la Crisis: Las Finanzas Públicas de Barranquilla, 2000-2009

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  • Andrea Otero Cortes

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Durante los primeros años de la pasada década, el Distrito de Barranquilla enfrentó una severa crisis fiscal que llevó a la administración pública a acogerse a los distintos programas de saneamiento fiscal propuestos por el Ministerio de Hacienda y a cumplir las sanciones impuestas por el incumplimiento de la Ley 617 de 2000. Luego, a partir de 2008, el manejo de las finanzas públicas de Barranquilla ha dado un giro positivo. El municipio es líder en desempeño fiscal en el país, sus niveles de gastos de funcionamiento son razonables y el recaudo tributario ha crecido sustancialmente. Sin embargo, aunque la situación fiscal de los últimos años es favorable, aún existen retos pendientes que se deben solucionar en el corto plazo. En este documento se insiste en la recomendación efectuada por otros autores respecto a cuantificar, de manera pronta, el pasivo pensional que enfrenta el distrito para incluirlo en el presupuesto de la ciudad y generar las provisiones adecuadas de recursos para atender los pasivos contingentes en caso que la ciudad efectivamente deba responder por ellos.

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  • Andrea Otero Cortes, 2011. "Superando la Crisis: Las Finanzas Públicas de Barranquilla, 2000-2009," REVISTA ECONOMÍA & REGIÓN, UNIVERSIDAD TECNOLÓGICA DE BOLÍVAR, December.
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    1. Gerson Javier Pérez Valbuena, 2013. "Barranquilla: avances recientes en sus indicadores socioeconómicos, y logros en la accesibilidad geográfica a la red pública hospitalaria," Documentos de trabajo sobre Economía Regional y Urbana 185, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.

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    Keywords

    Barranquilla; finanzas públicas; tributación local; gasto público; inversión;

    JEL classification:

    • H71 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
    • H72 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Budget and Expenditures
    • H75 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Government: Health, Education, and Welfare
    • R51 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Finance in Urban and Rural Economies

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