Algunos efectos y retos económicos de la constitución colombiana de 1991 (Some Economic Impacts and Challenges from the Colombian Constitution of 1991)

54 Pages Posted: 10 Oct 2014

Date Written: October 6, 2014

Abstract

Spanish Abstract: Resumen: este documento analiza los efectos económicos de la Constitución de 1991 sobre Colombia, en materia de inflación; sostenibilidad de las finanzas públicas; coberturas y calidad de los servicios públicos; pobreza y pobreza extrema; pensiones y vivienda. Los temas se presentan de forma pedagógica y pensando en un público amplio, estudiando las reformas que se llevaron a cabo; la magnitud e importancia de algunos de esos efectos y algunas áreas en las que hay campo para mejorar. En el documento se argumenta que dicha Constitución ha tenido efectos positivos, efectos negativos y aspectos que generan inquietud, con respecto a lo sucedido antes y después de 1991 en América Latina y en el mundo.

English Abstract: This document analyzes the economic impacts of the 1991 Constitution of Colombia, in terms of inflation; the sustainability of public finances; coverage and quality of public services; poverty and extreme poverty; pensions and housing. The topics are presented in a pedagogical way and thinking in a broad audience, studying the reforms that were made; the magnitude and importance of some of those effects and some areas where there is room for improvement. It is argued that such constitution has had positive and negative effects, and aspects that are the cause of concern, with respect to what happened before and after 1991, in Latin America and in the world.

Note: Downloadable document is in Spanish.

Keywords: political constitution, inter-temporal inconsistency, opportunity costs

JEL Classification: A12, N40, N46

Suggested Citation

Vallejo, Hernan, Algunos efectos y retos económicos de la constitución colombiana de 1991 (Some Economic Impacts and Challenges from the Colombian Constitution of 1991) (October 6, 2014). Documento CEDE No. 39, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2506233 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2506233

Hernan Vallejo (Contact Author)

Universidad de los Andes ( email )

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Bogota
Colombia
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57-1-3324492 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://economia.uniandes.edu.co/vallejo

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