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    • Political institutions and policy outcomes in Colombia: the effects of the 1991 Constitution 

      Cárdenas, Mauricio; Junguito, Roberto; Pachón, Mónica (2005-01)
      "The 1991 Colombian constitution strengthened the checks and balances of the political system by enhancing the role of Congress and the Constitutional Court, while somewhat limiting the powers of the president (who nonetheless ...
    • Institutional reforms in Colombia 

      Alesina, Alberto (2000-11)
      "This document is organized around "political" and "economic" institutions. We begin with the former, with a discussion of the role of the judicial system and of the separation of power followed by the electoral law and ...
    • Education reform in Colombia 

      Borjas, George; Acosta, Olga L. (2000-08)
      "Public education is one of the largest components of the public sector in Colombia, in term of its size, share of public expenditures, and geographic coverage. In 1997, Colombia had 85 thousand educational establishments, ...
    • Public spending on social protection in Colombia: analysis and proposals 

      Perotti, Roberto (2000-08)
      "This paper studies the main social programs of the Colombian public sector. Traditionally, health and education expenditure have played the lion s share both in the theoretical discussions and in the allocation of social ...
    • The Colombian budget process 

      Ayala, Ulpiano; Perotti, Roberto (2000-08)
      The rules that govern the budget process are important determinants of fiscal outcomes, with potentially important macroeconomic implications. This paper starts with a review of the theoretical underpinnings of the effects ...