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dc.contributor.authorEslava, Marcelaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMeléndez, Marcelaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-24en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-18T11:48:29Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-18T11:48:29Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51505-
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes private actors' involvement in Colombia's policymaking process. While more transparent and formal channels are used to discuss horizontal policies, they are also less effective. The adoption of targeted policies, however, follows a faster track and depends more on political power than on those policies' potential as engines for productivity growth. Data targeted policies and political characteristics across sector-region units are used to further characterize the different groups' weight in policymaking, and the effect of the implied unbalance on aggregate productivity. Electoral weight and being represented by business groups and associations are found to be important determinants of the policy benefits received by a sector in a region, especially when activities are located in regions affected by armed conflict. It is also found that the resulting imbalance of policies damages aggregate productivity.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherInter-American Development Bank, Research Dep. Washington, DCen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department 687en_US
dc.subject.jelO43en_US
dc.subject.jelO25en_US
dc.subject.jelP16en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordProductivityen_US
dc.subject.keywordpolitical economyen_US
dc.subject.keywordinterest groupsen_US
dc.subject.keywordtargeted policiesen_US
dc.subject.stwProduktivitäten_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwInteressenpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwKolumbienen_US
dc.titlePolitics, policies and the dynamics of aggregate productivity in Colombiaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn607872322en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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