Revista de Economía Institucional
versión impresa ISSN 0124-5996
CUELLAR, María Mercedes. THE TEST OF REASONABILITY AND STABLE RULES OF THE GAME. Rev.econ.inst. [online]. 2005, vol.7, n.12, pp. 13-42. ISSN 0124-5996.
This article explores the implicit rationality of the sentences of Colombia’s Constitutional Court in cases related to the wages of public servants, housing, value added taxes, workers’ rights and the central bank. It emphasizes the legal system established by the Constitution of 1991 and the meaning of the test of reasonability used in sentences of the Constitutional Court. It faults Colombian economists for not having fully understood and analyzed the implications of the Constitution of 1991; and judges for changes in judicial precedents that are not clearly justified.
Palabras llave : test of reasonability; rules of the game; constitutional decisions; jurisprudence.