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A Regional Economic Policy For Colombia

  • Juan David Barón


  • Gerson Javier Pérez


  • Peter Rowland


This paper proposes a framework for a regional economic policy in Colombia. The regional characteristics and disparities of the country are studied, and regional disparities are shown to be both significant and persistent over time. This calls for a policy initiative to promote the development of the poorer regions of the country. The study here draws lessons from other cases of regional economic policy, and proposes a framework based on the regional policy initiative that is currently being implemented in Brazil.

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Paper provided by BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA in its series BORRADORES DE ECONOMIA with number 001931.

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Length: 54
Date of creation: 30 Nov 2004
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Handle: RePEc:col:000094:001931
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