Development Centre Studies

OECD Development Centre

1990-0295 (online)
1563-4302 (print)
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This series of monographs from the OECD Development Centre covers development issues generally and in some cases issues in specific countries. It  includes Angus Maddison’s books containing long-term historical estimates of GDP for various areas of the world.

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The Economics and Politics of Transition to an Open Market Economy: Colombia

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Sebastian Edwards
12 Sep 2001
9789264194977 (PDF) ;9789264195233(print)

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Colombia is somewhat unique in this series, in that it was never a centralised, communist state. Nonetheless, it does share some of the characteristics of the centralised socialist economies since the reins of power remained in a small clique which denied access to other parts of the society. Reforms have taken place, but they have been undertaken in a climate of resistance by vested interests and militancy on the part of those who stand most to benefit from reform. This book explains how these forces related to each other and how the conflicts were resolved - or not, as the case may be. The lessons for other countries in the region and for emerging economies in general are far-reaching.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. The Political Economy of Reform: Actors, Issues, and Controversies
Chapter 3. The Colombian Reforms: Background and Actors
Chapter 4. The Reform Policies
Chapter 5. A Fractured Reform Process: From Euphoria to Standstill
Chapter 6. Conclusions

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