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Cointegration of Economic growth and External balance in Colombia: 1963-2016


  • Barón Ortegón, Brayan Alexander


In this paper is analyzed the relation between GDP growth and External balance in Colombia for the study period (1963-2016) by using a VECM. Supposing everything else unchanged, we conclude that Colombian external balance granger caused GDP growth and there was indeed a long run relation between both variables. This outcome helps to explain the Colombian GDP growth dynamics over the last fifty years and the impact of trade policy on economic growth.

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  • Barón Ortegón, Brayan Alexander, 2018. "Cointegration of Economic growth and External balance in Colombia: 1963-2016," MPRA Paper 87974, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:87974

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    1. Leonardo Villar & José Vicente Romero & César Pabón, 2015. "Política cambiaria, monetaria y fiscal: ¿ha aprendido Colombia a mitigar los efectos de las crisis?," Informes de Investigación 013616, Fedesarrollo.
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    Economic growth; External balance; Trade balance; Colombia; VEC model.;

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    • F00 - International Economics - - General - - - General
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • F17 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Forecasting and Simulation
    • F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies
    • F47 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications

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