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STRUCTURAL INTERDEPENDENCE AMONG COLOMBIAN DEPARTMENTS

Authors
Journal
Economic Systems Research
0953-5314
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Keywords
  • Input-Output
  • Extraction Method
  • Colombia

Abstract

This paper analyzes structural interdependence among Colombian departments. The results show that Bogota has a large influence on the other regional economies through the power of its purchases. Additionally, a center-periphery pattern emerges in the spatial concentration of the effects of the hypothetical extraction of any territory. From a policy point of view, the main findings reaffirm the role played by Bogota in the recent polarization process observed in the regional economies in Colombia. Any policy action oriented to reduce these regional disparities should take into account that, given the structural interdependence among Colombian departments, the effects of new investment in the lagged regions would flow through Bogota and the major regional economies.

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