Second Nature Geography and Regional IncomeDisparities in Colombia

Citation:

Second Nature Geography and Regional IncomeDisparities in Colombia. El Trimestre Economico. 2013;LXXX (4) (320) :869-901.

Abstract:

This paper sheds new light on the observed income polarization process between Bogota and the rest of the departments in Colombia by pointing out the crucial role played by market access in avoiding departmental income disparities to be narrowed and, in so acting, as a penalty for the convergence process in income levels. Results from our econometric estimations with data for Colombian departments in the period 1975-2000 show that market access emerges as a key variable in explaining the spatial distribution of income in Colombia.

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