Structural Change in Exports and Export Diversification: A Look at Colombia over the Period 1990–2008

  • Juan Felipe Mejía
Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)


Based on the examination of different concentration and diversification indexes, the current chapter explores the evolution of Colombian exports over the period 1990–2008. The analysis is concentrated on this lapse of time, considering that the country embarked on an active outward-oriented trade policy in February 1990, as mentioned previously. It begins by discussing the historical background of the shift from an import substitution to an export promotion model in Latin America as a whole, and in Colombia in particular. Next, there is a brief description of Colombia’s trade policy since the 1990s, as well as a short review of some macroeconomic trends within the period of time analyzed.


Extensive Margin Intensive Margin Revealed Comparative Advantage Foreign Sale Export Diversification 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Business AdministrationEAFIT UniversityMedellínColombia

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