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La prueba de razonabilidad y la estabilidad de las reglas de juego


  • María Mercedes Cuéllar

    () (Instituto Colombiano de Ahorro y Vivienda)


This article explores the implicit rationality of the sentences of Colombia’s Constitutional Court in cases related to the wages of public servants, housing, value added taxes, workers’ rights and the central bank. It emphasizes the legal system established by the Constitution of 1991 and the meaning of the test of reasonability used in sentences of the Constitutional Court. It faults Colombian economists for not having fully understood and analyzed the implications of the Constitution of 1991; and judges for changes in judicial precedents that are not clearly justified.

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  • María Mercedes Cuéllar, 2005. "La prueba de razonabilidad y la estabilidad de las reglas de juego," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 7(12), pages 13-42, January-J.
  • Handle: RePEc:rei:ecoins:v:7:y:2005:i:12:p:13-42

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    1. William A. Darity, 1985. "Loan pushing : doctrine and theory," International Finance Discussion Papers 253, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
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    4. Carlos F. Díaz Alejandro, 1983. "Stories of the 1930s for the 1980s," NBER Chapters,in: Financial Policies and the World Capital Market: The Problem of Latin American Countries, pages 5-40 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    test of reasonability; rules of the game; constitutional decisions; jurisprudence;

    JEL classification:

    • H89 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - Other
    • K10 - Law and Economics - - Basic Areas of Law - - - General (Constitutional Law)
    • K20 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - General


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