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La educación superior en Colombia y la teoría de los costos de transacción política

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  • Omar D. Peña N.

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This essay argues how the structure of higher education in Colombia is a reflection of a dependent organizational political contract with tenuous advances on independence. Therefore, its implementation requires higher cost in terms of political transaction compared with a contract of interdependent nature. This leads to an unequal distribution of quality and an unequal coverage, because it will favour mature institutions of higher education located in Bogotá, Medellín, Cali and Bucaramanga, over emergent institutions. Professor Peña justify normatively a new contract, and propose a policy with emphasis in connectivity, its formulation and implementation would reduce the costs of political transaction and the inequity without too much sacrifice in the efficiency.

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  • Omar D. Peña N., 2004. "La educación superior en Colombia y la teoría de los costos de transacción política," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 6(11), pages 97-134, July-Dece.
  • Handle: RePEc:rei:ecoins:v:6:y:2004:i:11:p:97-134
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    1. Steven Cohen, 2001. "Marco conceptual para delegar la responsabilidad y las funciones del gobierno al sector privado," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 3(4), pages 13-31, January-J.
    2. Homero Cuevas, 1998. "Proceso político y bienestar social," Books, Universidad Externado de Colombia, Facultad de Economía, edition 1, volume 1, number 39.
    3. Pretty, Jules & Ward, Hugh, 2001. "Social Capital and the Environment," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 29(2), pages 209-227, February.
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    Keywords

    political transaction costs; public policies; higher education; organizational behaviour; interorganizational cooperation;

    JEL classification:

    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • D78 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Positive Analysis of Policy Formulation and Implementation
    • L14 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Transactional Relationships; Contracts and Reputation

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