Conflicto, posconflicto y capacidades de los gobiernos municipales en Colombia, 2002 - 2012

  1. Jorge Alvis Arrieta 1
  2. Cristina Hidalgo González 2
  3. María del Pilar Rodríguez Fernández 2
  1. 1 Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar
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    Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar

    Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

    ROR https://ror.org/01d171k92

  2. 2 Universidad de León
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    Universidad de León

    León, España

    ROR https://ror.org/02tzt0b78

Journal:
Economía & Región

ISSN: 2539-2093

Year of publication: 2017

Issue Title: Economía & Región

Volume: 11

Issue: 2

Pages: 249-285

Type: Article

More publications in: Economía & Región

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  • Social Sciences: D

Abstract

This article analyzes the effects of the armed conflict in Colombia over the municipalities’ income and expenditure of investment generation between 2002 and 2012. We use difference in difference methodology to determine changes on local government’s capacities, considering that some municipalities were declared as post-armed-conflict areas and were integrated into consolidation zones of the Territorial Consolidation National Plan (PNCT in Spanish). The analysis let us determine if there are significant differences between the government capacities of those municipalities included in consolidation zones (treatment group) and others that were not included in it (control group). The results indicate that there are no statistically significant differences between these two reference groups.