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

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

    Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar

    Cartagena de Indias, Colombia


  2. 2 Universidad de León

    Universidad de León

    León, España


Economía & Región

ISSN: 2539-2093

Year of publication: 2017

Issue Title: Economía & Región

Volume: 11

Issue: 2

Pages: 249-285

Type: Article

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  • Social Sciences: D


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.