Evaluating the Spillover Effects of the Plan Colombia in Ecuador

Jose Fernandez, Matteo Pazzona

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Abstract

The implementation of the Plan Colombia is thought to have had significant violence-related spillovers in Ecuador’s bordering provinces with Colombia. We investigate whetherthe Plan Colombia lead to an increase in violence, measured by homicide rates, in suchprovinces. Using a difference in difference approach we do not find any evidence of a crime-increasing effect. As a next step, we evaluate the impact of migration on the level of homicidesin Ecuador. The instrumental variable results, based on the intensity of the Plan Colombia,show a significant, although small, crime-reducing effect.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBath, U. K.
PublisherDepartment of Economics, University of Bath
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2015

Publication series

NameBath Economics Research Working Papers
Volume41/15

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    Fernandez, J., & Pazzona, M. (2015). Evaluating the Spillover Effects of the Plan Colombia in Ecuador. (Bath Economics Research Working Papers; Vol. 41/15). Department of Economics, University of Bath.