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¿Por qué es pobre el Chocó?

In: Economías del Pacífico colombiano


  • Bonet-Morón, Jaime Alfredo


Los diferentes indicadores muestran un estancamiento relativo del departamento del Chocó, cuyo rezago se ha ampliado con el paso del tiempo. Este documento identifica y analiza cinco elementos que han determinado ese atraso relativo: 1. El legado colonial que se refleja en unas instituciones débiles; 2. Las condiciones geográficas y climáticas que afectan la productividad de los factores; 3. La baja dotación del recurso humano chocoano; 4. La estructura económica especializada en un sector, la minería del oro, que tiene muy poca participación en la generación del valor agregado colombiano; y 5. La desintegración del departamento de la actividad económica nacional.

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  • Bonet-Morón, Jaime Alfredo, 2008. "¿Por qué es pobre el Chocó?," Chapters,in: Viloria-de-la-Hoz, Joaquín (ed.), Economías del Pacífico colombiano, chapter 1, pages 9-53 Banco de la Republica de Colombia.
  • Handle: RePEc:bdr:bdrcap:2008-07-9-53

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    Geografía; Indicadores económicos; Clima; Transporte; Chocó (Colombia); Geography; Economic indicators; Climate; Transport; Chocó (Colombia);

    JEL classification:

    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes


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