Decentralised Provision of Quasi Private Goods: The Case of Colombia


  • Borradores de economía


  • This paper quantifies the welfare effects of decentralization in Colombia, using a multiregional CGE model. We investigate to what extent will the Colombian Population be better off when goods such as health and education, are delivered locally as against centrally. A provision scheme based on the median voter is coincided. According to the results, the provision of health and education by regional governments improves the welfare of the Colombian Population as a whole, since regional governments provide goods and services in a way that better caters to local preferences. More importantly, these welfare gains vary from 1.3% to 2.3% of GDP, a substantial magnitude especially when compared with the efficiency gains associated to the tax reforms of the early nineties.

fecha de publicación

  • 2002-03

Líneas de investigación

  • Applied CGE Modelling
  • Decentralization
  • Quasi-private Goods


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