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Consecuencias económicas de la independencia en Colombia

Salomon Kalmanovitz

Revista de Economía Institucional, 2008, vol. 10, issue 19, 207-233

Abstract: Independence from Spain was a complex movement of civil confrontation and long and cruel wars of liberation. Human lives were lost, assets destroyed, capital fled, slavery abolished and public issues left to inexpert administrations, but at the same time there was an important reduction in the tax burden as well as a modernization of both the state and its financial regulations. The GDP per capita was reduced until 1830, and then recovered. The economies of Popayan and Cartagena contracted, the latter having been subsidized by the taxes of the “virreinato”, and Antioquia, with its mining, and Cundinamarca benefited.

Keywords: independence; economic growth; mining; public finance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: N16 N36 N46 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008
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