The Colombia-IMF Disagreement of November-December 1966

An Interpretation of Its Place in Colombian Politics

by Richard L. Maullin


Download eBook for Free

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 2.3 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.


Purchase Print Copy

 FormatList Price Price
Add to Cart Paperback61 pages $23.00 $18.40 20% Web Discount

An analysis of the interplay between politics and economics in Colombia. The Colombian president must seek support from two political systems: one, the classical or conservative; the other, pragmatic and industrial, concerned with economic development. The actions of President Carlos Lleras Restrepo in his handling of the Colombian foreign exchange crisis and in his dealing with the International Monetary Fund are examined from the perspective imposed by these conflicting political systems. Lleras' skillful exploitation of a disagreement with the IMF has succeeded in arousing public support for his economic development program that will assist him in avoiding the restraints and compromises imposed by the traditional party politicians in Congress who helped to elect him to the presidency.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation research memorandum series. The Research Memorandum was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1948 to 1973 that represented working papers meant to report current results of RAND research to appropriate audiences.

This research in the public interest was supported by RAND, using discretionary funds made possible by the generosity of RAND's donors, the fees earned on client-funded research, and independent research and development (IR&D) funds provided by the Department of Defense.

Permission is given to duplicate this electronic document for personal use only, as long as it is unaltered and complete. Copies may not be duplicated for commercial purposes. Unauthorized posting of RAND PDFs to a non-RAND Web site is prohibited. RAND PDFs are protected under copyright law. For information on reprint and linking permissions, please visit the RAND Permissions page.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.