Regional Disparities, Aggregation Effects and The Role of Space; Evidence from Homicide Rates and Personal Injuries in Colombia in the period 2010-2018

Felipe Santos and Carlos Mendez prepared for the 2019 ARSC at Saga Univeristy Abstract This paper studies regional convergence and spatial dependence of homicidesand personal injuries in Colombia. In particular, through the lens of both classical and distributional convergence frameworks, two spatial scales are contrasted:municipalities and states.