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Official Bolivian Trade Statistics (1910-1949): Landlockness and the Limits of a Standard Accuracy Approach

dc.contributor.authorPeres-Cajías, José Alejandro
dc.contributor.authorCarreras-Marín, Anna
dc.contributor.funderMinisterio de Ciencia e Innovación (España)
dc.date.accessioned2023-03-27T08:44:32Z
dc.date.available2023-03-27T08:44:32Z
dc.date.issued2018-03
dc.description.abstractThis paper aims to evaluate the accuracy of official Bolivian foreign trade statistics. Results show large discrepancies between Bolivian records and those of its main trade partners during the First World War. Whereas the gap decreased thereafter, it stayed particularly high in the case of exports. This seems to be explained by mistakes in the geographical assignment by the trade partners rather than by an overvaluation of official Bolivian figures. This suggests that landlockness may have had a significant negative effect on the accuracy of trade statistics fromthe, a priori, more reliable countries. The study also helps to revisit the debate concerning the effect that tin exploitation had on the rest of the Bolivian economy during the first half of the 20th century.en
dc.description.abstractEste artículo analiza la fiabilidad de las estadísticas bolivianas de comercio exterior. Se observan grandes diferencias entre los datos bolivianos y aquellos de sus principales socios comerciales durante la Primera Guerra Mundial. Si bien las brechas se redujeron posteriormente, permanecieron particularmente elevadas en el caso de las exportaciones. Ello parece deberse más a una mala asignación geográfica por parte de los socios comerciales que a una sobrevaloración de las exportaciones bolivianas. Esto sugiere que la mediterraneidad afectó negativamente la calidad de las estadísticas de aquellos países a-priori más confiables. El estudio permite también revisitar el debate en torno al efecto que tuvo la explotación del estaño sobre el resto de la economía boliviana durante la primera mitad del siglo XX.es
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research has benefited from financial support from the Science and Innovation Ministry of Spain through the project Market integration and its spatial impact: Latin American regions in the very long term (1890-2010) (ECO2015-65049-C2-2-P; MINECO/FEDER, UE). Peres-Cajías also thanks financial support from the Swedish Research Links/Vetenskapsrådet through the project Sustainable Development, Fiscal Policy and Natural Resources Management: Bolivia, Chile and Peru in the Nordic countries’ mirror (2016-05721).en
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dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationRevista de Historia Económica / Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History (Second Series) / Volume 36 / n. 1 / march 2018, pp. 53–86es
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1017/S0212610917000246
dc.identifier.issn0212-6109
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage53es
dc.identifier.publicationissue1es
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage86es
dc.identifier.publicationtitleRevista de Historia Económica / Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic Historyes
dc.identifier.publicationvolume36es
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10016/36967
dc.language.isoenges
dc.publisherUniversidad Carlos III de Madrid. Instituto Figuerola de Historia y Ciencias Socialeses
dc.relation.projectIDGobierno de España. ECO2015-65049-C2-2-P
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España*
dc.rights.accessRightsopen accesses
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/*
dc.subject.ecienciaEconomíaes
dc.subject.ecienciaHistoriaes
dc.subject.jelF14
dc.subject.jelN76
dc.subject.otherGeographical Accuracyen
dc.subject.otherLatin Americaen
dc.subject.otherTinen
dc.subject.otherTin Baronsen
dc.subject.otherFiabilidad geográficaes
dc.subject.otherAmérica Latinaes
dc.subject.otherEstañoes
dc.subject.otherBarones del Estañoes
dc.titleOfficial Bolivian Trade Statistics (1910-1949): Landlockness and the Limits of a Standard Accuracy Approaches
dc.typeresearch article*
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