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Coca Leaves Production and Eradication: A General Equilibrium Analysis

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  • Francesco Bogliacino

    () (AIAS-Universiteit van Amsterdam and RISE Group)

  • Alberto J. Naranjo

    () (Universidad de La Sabana)

Abstract

Law enforcement against illegal drug markets like coca leaf production have created big debate about its consequences and effectiveness. Since this enfocerment does not only affect the illegal market but also the legal ones it is then necessary to study its effects and effectiveness within a general equilibrium framework. This is the first contribution of this note. Moreover, using a unique database on Colombia we make a robust econometric check for the main results: we show that standard erradication policy have counterintuitive effects and do not reduce the production.

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  • Francesco Bogliacino & Alberto J. Naranjo, 2012. "Coca Leaves Production and Eradication: A General Equilibrium Analysis," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 32(1), pages 382-397.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-11-00488
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    1. repec:oup:wbecrv:v:31:y:2017:i:2:p:570-594. is not listed on IDEAS
    2. Reyes, Luis Carlos, 2014. "Estimating the Causal Effect of Forced Eradication on Coca Cultivation in Colombian Municipalities," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 61(C), pages 70-84.
    3. Daniel Mejía & Pascual Restrepo & Sandra V. Rozo, 2017. "On the Effects of Enforcement on Illegal Markets: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment in Colombia," World Bank Economic Review, World Bank Group, vol. 31(2), pages 570-594.
    4. Vasquez Escallon, Juanita, 2015. "When too much punishment decreases legality. The case of coca-reducing policies in Colombia," Annual Conference 2015 (Muenster): Economic Development - Theory and Policy 113156, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.

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    Keywords

    General Equilibrium; Three Stages Least Squares; Illegal Economy; Colombia;

    JEL classification:

    • K4 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior
    • O5 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies

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