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Labor productivity and human capital for green growth

Labor productivity and human capital for green growth

How should government intervention in Colombian labor markets adapt in order to facilitate green growth?
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Capacity building to promote business formality

Capacity building to promote business formality

How to create working arenas for public-private collaboration?
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SunTea with gas vs. Coca-Cola

SunTea with gas vs. Coca-Cola

Does the case against SunTea with gas for misleading advertising have merit?
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Forecasting demand for natural gas in Colombia

Forecasting demand for natural gas in Colombia

Is it possible to accurately forecast demand?
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Business in Colombia and in the flour sector

Business in Colombia and in the flour sector

What are the risks and opportunities for investors?
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A guideline for evaluating social investment programs.

A guideline for evaluating social investment programs.

What do businesses need to know in order to improve the effectiveness of their social investment decisions?
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The costs of public education in Colombia

The costs of public education in Colombia

How much do the best public schools invest per child?
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Guidelines for subsidy design

Guidelines for subsidy design

How much does Colombia spend annually on subsidies and can this expenditure be optimized?
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Tax Burden of the Liquid Fuel Industry

Tax Burden of the Liquid Fuel Industry

How heavy is the current tax burden borne by the Colombian liquid fuel industry?
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Efficiency of public expenditure in education in Colombia

Efficiency of public expenditure in education in Colombia

How could the use of the available resources be optimized?
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Export promotion policy in Colombia

Export promotion policy in Colombia

What policies does Colombia use to stimulate exporting activities and how do they fare in terms of design?
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Impact evaluation of the 2012 Tax Reform

Impact evaluation of the 2012 Tax Reform

What was the impact of the tax reform on employment and wages?
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Business merger analysis

Business merger analysis

Should a merger between Gatorade and Squash be approved?
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Institutions for competitiveness in the Colombian coffee industry

Institutions for competitiveness in the Colombian coffee industry

Why is institutional reform needed for competitiveness in the Colombian coffee industry?
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Private school fees in Colombia

Private school fees in Colombia

Should they be regulated?
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Impact evaluation of Bancóldex

Impact evaluation of Bancóldex

What is the impact of Bancóldex credit lines on firm performance and access to credit?
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Formalization policy experiments

Formalization policy experiments

Are government interventions effective to induce firms to operate formally?
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Social expenditure and taxation in Colombia

Social expenditure and taxation in Colombia

What is their impact on poverty and inequality?
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 The liquid fuels industry in Colombia

The liquid fuels industry in Colombia

How could government intervention in the liquid fuels industry be improved?
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Two-sided markets: Payment card fees in Colombia

Two-sided markets: Payment card fees in Colombia

Is there fault in the way payment card fees are being determined in Colombia?
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Competition in the Colombian health markets

Competition in the Colombian health markets

How could government intervention in the health markets be improved to stimulate competition?
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Labor productivity and human capital for green growth

Capacity building to promote business formality

SunTea with gas vs. Coca-Cola

Forecasting demand for natural gas in Colombia

Business in Colombia and in the flour sector

A guideline for evaluating social investment programs.

The costs of public education in Colombia

Guidelines for subsidy design

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Executive Summary of the Expenditure Commission is circulating

Circula el Resumen Ejecutivo de la Comisión de Gasto Público

After almost a year of team work, the final report of the Expenditure and Public Investment Comission is ready. Marcela Meléndez was one of the Expert Commissioners invited by the Colombian government to give policy recommendations.

 

Will we see the Colombian economy reactivate soon?

¿Será que la economía colombiana se reactivará en el segundo semestre de este año?

 

The question was addressed in ‘Semana En Vivo’ with María Jimena Duzán in conversation between José Antonio Ocampo (Board of the Central Bank); Jorge Humberto Botero (Fasecolda); Ricardo Bonilla (Expert of the Tax Comission); Marcela Meléndez (ECONESTUDIO) and Luis Fernando Mejía (Director of the National Planning Department.

Giving Back

Can a small company make a big difference? We think so. That is way we donate time and resources to llenando espacios, a non-profit organization that offers furniture with design to the poor. We believe that the spaces we inhabit shape our aspirations and that we become a better society when opportunities are equal for all.

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<h2>Dando a cambio</h2>
<p>¿Puede una compañía pequeña hacer una diferencia? Nosotros creemos que sí. Por eso donamos tiempo y recursos a <strong>llenando espacios</strong>, una fundación que lleva muebles con diseño a los más pobres. Creemos que el espacio que habitamos cambia nuestras aspiraciones y que seremos una sociedad mejor cuando las oportunidades sean iguales para todos.</p>