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El ferrocarril de Bolívar y la consolidación del puerto de Barranquilla (1865-1941)


  • Juan Santiago Correa Restrepo


Este trabajo analiza la construcción y el funcionamiento del Ferrocarril de Bolívar, que a pesar de su corta extensión dio lugar a procesos económicos que provocaron cambios profundos en el territorio del Bolívar Grande, pues contribuyó al fortalecimiento de una subregión pujante y vinculada al desarrollo económico de la última parte del siglo XIX. El análisis de los contratos para poner en marcha este ferrocarril muestra las debilidades del Estado colombiano frente a los inversionistas, que vieron en los ferrocarriles una oportunidad de especulación financiera.

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  • Juan Santiago Correa Restrepo, 2012. "El ferrocarril de Bolívar y la consolidación del puerto de Barranquilla (1865-1941)," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 14(26), pages 241-266, January-J.
  • Handle: RePEc:rei:ecoins:v:14:y:2012:i:26:p:241-266

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    ferrocarriles colombianos; inversión extranjera directa; Barranquilla;

    JEL classification:

    • N76 - Economic History - - Economic History: Transport, International and Domestic Trade, Energy, and Other Services - - - Latin America; Caribbean
    • N96 - Economic History - - Regional and Urban History - - - Latin America; Caribbean
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration


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