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¿Cazabobos o salvavidas? : la economía política de los fotorradares en Chile

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  • Ricardo D.Paredes
  • Luis I.Rizzi
  • Javier Valenzuela

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La mayoría de los 1.600 muertos anuales por accidentes de tránsito en Chile se relaciona con el exceso de velocidad. Una herramienta de control de velocidad, el fotorradar, puesta en uso a mediados de la década de 1990, fue abrupta y prácticamente prohibida por una ley que se promulgó sobre la base de que ellos “eran cazabobos”, es decir, eran usados básicamente para incrementar los ingresos de privados y municipios y no para reducir los accidentes. El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar las causas y consecuencias de la eliminación del uso de fotorradares en Chile. En particular, se desea contrastar si la evidencia es más consistente con la hipótesis de que los fotorradares fueron usados como cazabobos, o por el contrario, constituían una herramienta de prevención y reducción de accidentes. Concluimos que la evidencia es más consistente con la segunda hipótesis, y que el término del uso del fotorradar está generando importantes pérdidas humanas asociadas a los accidentes. Dependiendo del método de Classification-JEL: D61, L91.

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  • Ricardo D.Paredes & Luis I.Rizzi & Javier Valenzuela, 2006. "¿Cazabobos o salvavidas? : la economía política de los fotorradares en Chile," Estudios de Economia, University of Chile, Department of Economics, vol. 33(2 Year 20), pages 97-116, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:udc:esteco:v:33:y:2006:i:2:p:97-116
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    1. Paredes, Ricardo D & Sanchez, Jose Miguel, 2004. "Government Concession Contracts in Chile: The Role of Competition in the Bidding Process," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 53(1), pages 215-234, October.
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    Keywords

    Accidentes de tránsito; valor de la vida; economía política.;

    JEL classification:

    • D61 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis
    • L91 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Transportation: General

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