Public spending in Colombia: International comparisons, evolution and structure

This paper evaluates the size of the State in an international context and analyzes the behavior of public spending in Colombia during the last two decades. It takes a theoretical and empirical review of optimal public spending, and presents international comparisons of the size of the State which s...

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Autores Principales: Melo Becerra, Ligia Alba, Ramos Forero, Jorge Enrique
Formato: Online
Lenguaje:Español (Spanish)
Publicado: Universidad Externado de Colombia 2019
Acceso en línea:https://revistas.uexternado.edu.co/index.php/ecoins/article/view/6260
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Public spending in Colombia: International comparisons, evolution and structure
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title_short Public spending in Colombia: International comparisons, evolution and structure
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title_full_unstemmed Public spending in Colombia: International comparisons, evolution and structure
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description This paper evaluates the size of the State in an international context and analyzes the behavior of public spending in Colombia during the last two decades. It takes a theoretical and empirical review of optimal public spending, and presents international comparisons of the size of the State which support the Wagner Law: the size of the State grows at the same rate or at a higher rate than income. It also describes the evolution of central national government spending based on the traditional economic classification, and reviews the evolution of government spending according to purpose, emphasizing social spending.
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spelling ojs-article-62602020-09-19T02:04:35Z Public spending in Colombia: International comparisons, evolution and structure El gasto público en Colombia: comparaciones internacionales, evolución y estructura Gastos públicos na Colômbia: comparações internacionais, evolução e estrutura Melo Becerra, Ligia Alba Ramos Forero, Jorge Enrique public spending, public goods, state size gasto público, bienes públicos, tamaño del Estado gastos públicos, bens públicos, tamanho do estado This paper evaluates the size of the State in an international context and analyzes the behavior of public spending in Colombia during the last two decades. It takes a theoretical and empirical review of optimal public spending, and presents international comparisons of the size of the State which support the Wagner Law: the size of the State grows at the same rate or at a higher rate than income. It also describes the evolution of central national government spending based on the traditional economic classification, and reviews the evolution of government spending according to purpose, emphasizing social spending. Este artículo evalúa el tamaño del Estado en un contexto internacional y analiza el comportamiento del gasto público en Colombia durante las dos ú ltimas décadas. Hace una revisión teórica y empírica del gasto público óptimo, y presenta comparaciones internacionales del tamaño del Estado que apoyan la Ley de Wagner: el tamaño del Estado crece al mismo ritmo o a un ritmo superior que el ingreso. También describe la evolución del gasto del gobierno nacional central con base en la clasificación económica tradicional y revisa la evolución del gasto del gobierno por finalidad, haciendo énfasis en el gasto social. Este artigo avalia o tamanho do Estado em um contexto internacional e analisa o comportamento dos gastos públicos na Colômbia nas últimas duas décadas. Faz uma revisão teórica e empírica do gasto público ideal e apresenta comparações internacionais do tamanho do Estado que apóia a Lei Wagner: o tamanho do Estado cresce na mesma proporção ou em uma taxa mais alta que a renda. Também descreve a evolução dos gastos do governo central nacional com base na classificação econômica tradicional e revisa a evolução dos gastos do governo por objetivo, enfatizando os gastos sociais. Universidad Externado de Colombia 2019-11-20 info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion application/pdf https://revistas.uexternado.edu.co/index.php/ecoins/article/view/6260 10.18601/01245996.v22n42.09 Revista de Economía Institucional; Vol. 22 Núm. 42 (2020): Enero-Junio; 211 - 239 Revista de Economía Institucional; Vol 22 No 42 (2020): Enero-Junio; 211 - 239 Revista de Economía Institucional; v. 22 n. 42 (2020): Enero-Junio; 211 - 239 2346-2450 0124-5996 spa /*ref*/<p>Afonso, A. y Furceri, D. (2010). Government size, composition, volatility and economic growth. European Journal of Political Economy, 26(4), 517-532.<br>Alvis, C. y Castrillón, C. (2013). Tamaño óptimo del gasto público colombiano: una aproximación desde la teoría del crecimiento endógeno. Cuadernos de Economía, 32(60), 599-634.<br>Barro, R. (1990). Government spending in a simple model of endogenous growth. Journal of Political Economy, 98(5), 103-125.<br>Becker, G. y Mulligan, C. (2003). Deadweight costs and the size of government. Journal of Law and Economics, 46(2), 293-340.<br>Brown, C. V. y Jackson, P. M. (1990). Public sector economics, 4th ed. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishers.<br>Chobanov, D. y Mladenova, A. (2009). What is the optimum size of government? Institute for Market Economics, Bulgaria, [http://ime.bg/uploads/335309_OptimalSizeOfGovernment.pdf.].</p> <p>Feldstein, M. (1996). How big should government be? NBER working papers series 5868. Cambridge, Mass.: NBER.<br>Kaplow, L. (1996). The optimal supply of public goods and the distortionary cost of taxation. National Tax Journal, 49(4), 513-533.<br>Karras, G. (1996). The optimal government size: Further international evidence on the productivity on the productivity of government services. Economy Inquiry, 34(2), 193-203.<br>Musgrave, R. (1969). Teoría de la Hacienda Pública. Madrid: Aguilar.<br>Posada, C. E. y Escobar, J. F. (2003). Crecimiento económico y gasto público: una interpretación de las experiencias internacionales y del caso colombiano (1982-1999). Borradores de Economía, 258, 1-39.<br>Posada, C. E. y Gómez W. (2002). Crecimiento económico y gasto público: un modelo para el caso colombiano. Borradores de Economía, 218, 1-69.<br>Yew-Kwang, N. (2000). The optimal size of public spending and the distortionary cost of taxation. National Tax Journal, 53(2), 253-272.</p> https://revistas.uexternado.edu.co/index.php/ecoins/article/view/6260/8186 Derechos de autor 2019 Ligia Alba Melo Becerra, Jorge Enrique Ramos Forero http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0
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