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¿Por qué le va bien a la economía de Santander?


  • Laura Cepeda Emiliani



El propósito de este trabajo es analizar la composición del PIB de Santander, a fin de evaluar el desempeño relativo de los distintos sectores de su economía empleando un método comúnmente utilizado en la investigación económica regional: la metodología shift-share. El análisis se realiza para el período 2000-2007 y los resultados muestran que los sectores de comercio, industria y de servicios empresariales son los que más han aportado al crecimiento de Santander en este período. Dentro de la industria, el sector de refinación de petróleo y el de elaboración de productos alimenticios son los que más valor agregado generan. Además, se muestra que los indicadores sociales y de capital humano del departamento están por encima del promedio nacional.The purpose of this paper is to analyze the composition of Santander´s GDP in order to assess the relative performance of different sectors of the economy using a method commonly used in regional economic research: shift-share analysis. The analysis was made for the period 2000-2007 and the results show that the sectors of commerce, industry and business services are the ones that have contributed the most to the growth of Santander in this period. Within the industry, the oil refining sector and the processing of food products are those that generate more value. We also show that social indicators and human capital of the department are above the national average.

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  • Laura Cepeda Emiliani, 2010. "¿Por qué le va bien a la economía de Santander?," DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO SOBRE ECONOMÍA REGIONAL Y URBANA 007811, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA - ECONOMÍA REGIONAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:col:000102:007811

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    1. Andrea Otero., 2012. "Cali a comienzos del Siglo XXI: ¿Crisis o recuperación?," Documentos de trabajo sobre Economía Regional y Urbana 172, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.

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    Economía regional; industria; análisis shift-share.;

    JEL classification:

    • L6 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing
    • 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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