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Regional Integration in Colombia: A Spatial CGE Application


  • Eduardo A. Haddad
  • Ana M.B. Barufi
  • Silvio M.A. Costa


We explore an alternative approach to bridge the gap between New Economic Geography (NEG) theory and practice. We depart from Haddad and Hewings (2005), which offers some preliminary steps in the marriage of some of the theoretical foundations of NEG with spatial computable general equilibrium (CGE) models. It is argued that such approach should not be neglected as a potential modeling strategy to be pursued in order to reinforce policy relevance of NEG-based models. We apply the proposed methodology to look at the ex ante potential spatial implications of reductions in transportation costs within the Colombian economy. The results are shown to be in line with NEG models, reproducing empirical regularities evidenced from econometric estimates.

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  • Eduardo A. Haddad & Ana M.B. Barufi & Silvio M.A. Costa, 2011. "Regional Integration in Colombia: A Spatial CGE Application," SCIENZE REGIONALI, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2011(2), pages 5-30.
  • Handle: RePEc:fan:scresc:v:html10.3280/scre2011-002001

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    1. Eduardo A. Haddad & Jesus P. Mena-Chalco, Otávio J.G. Sidone, 2016. "Produção Científica e Redes de Colaboração dos Docentes Vinculados aos Programas de Pós-graduação em Economia no Brasil," Working Papers, Department of Economics 2016_10, University of São Paulo (FEA-USP).
    2. Eduardo Haddad & Michael Lahr & Dina Elshahawany & Moisés Vassallo, 2015. "Regional Analysis of Domestic Integration in Egypt," ERSA conference papers ersa15p159, European Regional Science Association.

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    Equilibrio generale; costi di trasporto; nuova geografia economica;

    JEL classification:

    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R13 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General Equilibrium and Welfare Economic Analysis of Regional Economies
    • R15 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Econometric and Input-Output Models; Other Methods


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