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Las finanzas públicas de la Confederación Granadina y los Estados Unidos de Colombia 1850-1886


  • Salomón Kalmanovitz

    () (Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano)

  • Edwin López R.

    () (Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano)


This article analyzes the tax revenues of the Colombian central government and those of the federal states between 1850 and 1882. It aims to determine whether political decentralization of revenues and expenditures favored and improved the fiscal sustainability of Colombia during this period. The federalist structure is contrasted with centralized organization and we try to assess which was more favorable for achieving macroeconomic equilibriums at the central and decentralized levels.

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  • Salomón Kalmanovitz & Edwin López R., 2010. "Las finanzas públicas de la Confederación Granadina y los Estados Unidos de Colombia 1850-1886," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 12(23), pages 199-228, July-Dece.
  • Handle: RePEc:rei:ecoins:v:12:y:2010:i:23:p:199-228

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    federalism; taxes; expenditure; fiscal balance;

    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
    • N46 - Economic History - - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation - - - Latin America; Caribbean


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