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– Civic engagement in Colombia
Patricia Justino, Ana Arjona, Juan Camilo Cárdenas, Ana María Ibáñez, Julian Arteaga Vallejo - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper investigates the impact of inequality on individual civic engagement at the community level, whether this impact persists over time, and what mechanisms may shape the relationship between inequality and civic engagement. The results show that inequality in Colombia is associated...

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– Evidence from Ecuador and Colombia
H. Xavier Jara, David Rodriguez - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

The aim of this paper is to quantify the financial cost that informal workers would incur in the event of entering formality, accounting for potential earnings gains upon entry. To do so, we use representative microdata from Ecuador and Colombia, together with detailed tax–benefit models,...

– (of Colpensiones, Colombia’s public pension and social security administrator) – Juan Villa
Ruby Richardson - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Four years ago, in 2014, Juan Villa spent three months at UNU-WIDER in our PhD Fellowship Programme. I spoke to him on a sunny September afternoon while he was back in Helsinki for the Think development - Think WIDER conference about his journey since his studies, and about what’s next....

This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Guillermo Cruces, Gary S. Fields, David Jaume, Mariana Viollaz - Oxford University Press, 2017

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. This book examines the links between economic growth, changing employment...

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– Colombia country study
Guillermo Cruces, Gary S. Fields, David Jaume, Mariana Viollaz - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

Between 2000 and 2013, Colombia experienced rapid economic growth. The country suffered a slowdown at the beginning of the period and during the international crisis of 2008, but during both slowdowns, the growth rate never turned negative. Most labour market indicators improved and followed the...

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– The Missing Evidence from Luminosity Data
Juan M. Villa - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

The effects of social transfers on growth are still unclear. The limitations of aggregated data at sub-national levels have confined the analysis to the use of simulation models and household surveys. As an alternative, this paper contributes to the empirical literature by assessing the effects of...

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– A Reform Case for Instruction
Alejandro Fajardo, Matt Andrews - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

The city of Medellín, Colombia was a cauldron of violence with 185 homicides per 100,000 people in 2002. By 2006, this rate had declined to 32.5. Such successful transformation was termed the ‘Medellín miracle’ and credited to policies of the city’s mayor, Sergio Fajardo. Fajardo...

Journal Article
Adriana Camacho, Catherine Rodriguez - Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2013

Part of Journal Special Issue Entrepreneurship and Conflict

Journal Article
Carlos Bozzoli, Tilman Brück, Nina Wald - Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2013

Part of Journal Special Issue Entrepreneurship and Conflict

Book Chapter
– Understanding the Political Logic of Violence-Reducing Policy Innovation in Three Colombian Cities
Francisco Gutiérrez Sanín, María Teresa Gutiérrez, Tania Guzmán, Juan Carlos Arenas Gómez, María Teresa Pinto - , 2012
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– Successful Policy Innovation in Three Colombian Cities
Francisco Gutiérrez Sanín, María Teresa Gutiérrez, Tania Guzmán, Juan Carlos Arenas Gómez, María Teresa Pinto - UNU-WIDER, 2011 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper evaluates transformative policy innovations with respect to security and taxation in the three main Colombian cities: Bogotá, Medellín, and Cali. In the first two, such policies were associated with huge success. Elsewhere we (Gutiérrez et al. 2009) have tagged these transformation...

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– Business and Organised Violence in Columbia
Angelika Rettberg, Ralf J. Leiteritz, Carlo Nasi - Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 2011
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Adriana Camacho, Catherine Rodriguez - UNU-WIDER, 2010 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper uses two unique panel data sets to study the causal effect that armed conflict has over entrepreneurial activity in Colombia. Using a fixed effect estimation methodology at the plant level and controlling for the possible endogeneity of armed conflict through the use of instrumental...

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– Exploring the Mutual Determinants between Armed Conflict and the Private Sector
Angelika Rettberg, Ralf J. Leiteritz, Carlo Nasi - UNU-WIDER, 2010 - Helsinki, Finland

As elsewhere, the Colombian private sector has been accused of promoting or profiting from violence in the country. However, the private sector’s role in the armed conflict and the impact of conflict on entrepreneurial activity vary, as reflected by differences in political activism, in...

Book Chapter
– Issues, Empirical Results and Programmes in Latin America
Diego F. Angel-Urdinola, Taizo Takeno, Quentin Wodon - , 2008
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