Designed by Leopoldo Fergusson and Catalina Murcia Alejo

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A major problem in many poor countries is lack of state capacity to control violence, enforce laws, tax and regulate economic activity, or provide public services. This column uses the example of Colombia to assess the effectiveness of top-down state-building strategies that prioritise mil...

June 6, 2015

Posted in Spanish on May 26, 2015.

Paul Romer sparked a debate about “mathiness” in the theory of economic growth with a recent article presented in the latest meetings of the American Economic Association. The paper blends several arguments, not all of them entirely fair and some conn...

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