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Una historiografía en expansión: los estudios sobre historia económica del Caribe colombiano, 1997-2017

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  • Adolfo Meisel Roca

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Este documento presenta un balance sobre los estudios de historia económica de la región Caribe colombiana en los últimos veinte años. Se comentan los principales avances en investigación sobre el sector exportador, la ganadería, el período colonial y la actividad empresarial de la Costa Caribe. Para esto, se tomaron como referencia importantes libros, haciendo especial énfasis en el de Eduardo Posada Carbó, un hito en la investigación sobre historia económica en la región y el país. En términos generales, las investigaciones han destacado la importancia de la hacienda ganadera, la geografía y las instituciones, para explicar el desarrollo económico que ha presentado el Caribe colombiano. El balance realizado encuentra importantes avances tanto en la cantidad como en la calidad de las investigaciones. Sin embargo, aún persisten enormes vacíos en temas como los sistemas de transporte, estudios de caso sobre haciendas ganaderas y finanzas públicas locales. ******ABSTRACT: This paper presents a review of the studies on the economic history of Colombia´s Caribbean region in the past twenty years. It discusses the main advances in research related to the export sector, cattle industry, the colonial period, and business activity in the region. The analysis is based on important books, with special emphasis on that of Eduardo Posada Carbó, an outstanding piece of research on the economic history of the region. Overall, these studies highlight the importance of cattle raising, geography, and institutions, in understanding the economic development that Colombia's Caribbean region has experienced. The study concludes that even though there have been advances in both the quantity and the quality of research, there are still several gaps in topics such as transportation infrastructure, case studies of cattle haciendas, and local public finances.

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  • Adolfo Meisel Roca, 2017. "Una historiografía en expansión: los estudios sobre historia económica del Caribe colombiano, 1997-2017," Cuadernos de Historia Económica 44, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.
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    • N96 - Economic History - - Regional and Urban History - - - Latin America; Caribbean
    • 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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