“Internal Cocaine Trafficking And Armed Violence In Colombia”

On Wednesday, June 7th, at 2.30pm, the NOVAFRICA Center welcomes Jaime Millán-Quijano, from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, to present his work.

Jaime Millán-Quijano (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

This paper exploits time variation in international cocaine prices and potential trafficking within Colombia to estimate exogenous changes in municipality homicide rates. I construct the potential internal cocaine trafficking network and exploit the fact that different regions in Colombia have comparative advantage serving different international markets. My results suggest that when the cocaine price increases in either the United States or Europe homicides rates increase in municipalities strategically placed to serve each international market.

Please see the paper here.

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