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La corte constitucional y la flexibilidad del mercado laboral

  • Luis Eduardo Fajardo

    (Universidad del Rosario)

  • Juan Carlos Guataquí

    (Universidad del Rosario)

This document presents a number of theoretical and practical arguments to explain how constitutional jurisprudence (rulings on the constitutionality of laws and on the “acción de tutela”) has become a factor affecting the flexibility of labor legislation in Colombia. Two examples are presented. One of them deals with the acción de tutela, the other with a lawsuit demanding the unconstitutionality of a law. The latter example is formalized through a microeconomic model taken from the producer’s theory to demonstrate how a reduction in the degree of flexibility in labor contracts may affect decisions on wage levels and/or employment.

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Volume (Year): 2 (2000)
Issue (Month): 3 (July-december)
Pages: 80-103

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