Structural interdependence among Colombian departments

Fernando Salgueiro Perobelli, Eduardo Amaral Haddad, Jaime Bonet Moron, Geoffrey J.D. Hewings

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This paper analyzes structural interdependence among Colombian departments. The results show that Bogotá has a large influence on the other regional economies through the power of its purchases. Additionally, a center- periphery pattern emerges in the spatial concentration of the effects of the hypothetical extraction of any territory. From a policy point of view, the main findings reaffirm the role played by Bogotá in the recent polarization process observed in the regional economies in Colombia. Any policy action oriented to reduce these regional disparities should take into account that, given the structural interdependence among Colombian departments, the effects of new investment in the lagged regions would flow through Bogotá and the major regional economies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-300
Number of pages22
JournalEconomic Systems Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2010


  • Colombia
  • Extraction method
  • Input-output

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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