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Bucaramanga: capital humano y crecimiento económico


  • María Aguilera Díaz



Bucaramanga, the capital of the department of Santander, is not only a city with some of the best social indicators in Colombia, but also one whose economy has been growing faster than the other main Colombian cities. This document analyzes the importance of human capital, and how it´s related to economic growth and social welfare. The results show that Bucaramanga is a highly educated city with a strategic alliance between the public and private sectors in the pursuit of knowledge, for which academia, private sector, and government play an important role in joint research projects. RESUMEN: Bucaramanga, la capital del departamento de Santander, no solo es una ciudad con los mejores indicadores sociales de Colombia, sino que su economía viene creciendo a tasas superiores a las de las principales ciudades del país. Este artículo analiza el papel del capital humano y su relación con el crecimiento económico y bienestar social en esta ciudad. Se encontró que Bucaramanga posee un capital humano altamente capacitado y sus sectores públicos y privados están aliados en la búsqueda de conocimiento, para lo cual la academia, las empresas y el Estado articulan planes y proyectos de investigación en la búsqueda de mejorar la productividad y competitividad.

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  • María Aguilera Díaz, 2013. "Bucaramanga: capital humano y crecimiento económico," DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO SOBRE ECONOMÍA REGIONAL Y URBANA 010392, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA - ECONOMÍA REGIONAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:col:000102:010392

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    1. Gerson Javier Pérez Valbuena, 2013. "Barranquilla: avances recientes en sus indicadores socioeconómicos, y logros en la accesibilidad geográfica a la red pública hospitalaria," Documentos de trabajo sobre Economía Regional y Urbana 185, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.
    2. Luis Armando Galvis, 2015. "Crecimiento económico y demográfico regional en Colombia, 1985-2012," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 17(33), pages 183-201, July-Dece.

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    Bucaramanga; capital humano; instituciones; crecimiento económico.;

    JEL classification:

    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • R1 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics

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