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Impacto Económico del programa de Desarrollo Alternativo del Plan Colombia
[Economic Impact of Plan Colombia's Alternative Development Program]


  • Hernandez, Gustavo Adolfo
  • Prada, Sergio
  • Ramirez, Juan Mauricio


Overall, the investment projects of Plan Colombia in its program Alternative Development as evaluated in this work, which are equivalent to a foreign capital inflow of US$ 1164.5 million (for about 4 years) may increase GDP by about 1.2 percentage points, and lead to an increase in employment of 0.9 percentage points. The effect is reflected in the increase in both rural and urban incomes and a small improvement in income distribution. However, there are appreciation pressures on the exchange change that may affect exports especially those coming from the agricultural and industrial unskilled labor intensive sectors.

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  • Hernandez, Gustavo Adolfo & Prada, Sergio & Ramirez, Juan Mauricio, 2001. "Impacto Económico del programa de Desarrollo Alternativo del Plan Colombia
    [Economic Impact of Plan Colombia's Alternative Development Program]
    ," MPRA Paper 17844, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:17844

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    1. Diego Corredor & Oliver Enrique Pardo, 2008. "Matrices de Contabilidad Social 2003, 2004 y 2005," ARCHIVOS DE ECONOMÍA 004582, DEPARTAMENTO NACIONAL DE PLANEACIÓN.
    2. Claudio R. Kart E., 2004. "How Can Tax Policies and Macroeconomic Shocks Affect the Poor? A Quantitative Assessment Using a Computable General Equilibrium Framework for Colombia," Ensayos sobre Política Económica, Banco de la Republica de Colombia, vol. 22(46-2), pages 450-519, Diciembre.
    3. Clara Patricia Martín & Juan Mauricio Ramírez, 2005. "El Impacto Económico de un Acuerdo Parcial de Libre Comercio entre Colombia y Estados Unidos," Borradores de Economia 326, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.
    4. Claudio R Karl, 2004. "How Can Tax Policies And Macroeconomic Shocks Affect The Poor? A Quantitative Assessment Using A Computable General Equilibrium Framework For Colombia," ENSAYOS SOBRE POLÍTICA ECONÓMICA, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA - ESPE, December.

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    Plan Colombia; Migration; Computable General Equilibrium Models; Harris-Todaro model;

    JEL classification:

    • J60 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - General
    • D58 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Computable and Other Applied General Equilibrium Models
    • Q10 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - General


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