Evaluating the Spillover Effects of the Plan Colombia in Ecuador
Jose Fernandez and
Matteo Pazzona ()
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Jose Fernandez: University of Bath
No 41/15, Department of Economics Working Papers from University of Bath, Department of Economics
The implementation of the Plan Colombia is thought to have had significant violence-related spillovers in Ecuadorâ€™s bordering provinces with Colombia. We investigate whetherthe Plan Colombia lead to an increase in violence, measured by homicide rates, in suchprovinces. Using a difference in difference approach we do not find any evidence of a crime-increasing effect. As a next step, we evaluate the impact of migration on the level of homicidesin Ecuador. The instrumental variable results, based on the intensity of the Plan Colombia,show a significant, although small, crime-reducing effect.
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