Revista de Economía Institucional
Print version ISSN 0124-5996
LAMPREA M., Everaldo. FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES. Rev.econ.inst. [online]. 2006, vol.8, n.14, pp. 77-103. ISSN 0124-5996.
This article explores the confrontation between deontological and consequencialist theories in the debate between jurists and economists regarding the Colombian Constitutional Court’s jurisprudence. The main argument is that although the theories differ in many important points, they are not irreconcilable in their “integrated” versions. It shows that the Colombian Constitutional Court tends to adopt an “integrated” deontological view in its rulings on economic matters and that if the economic establishment used arguments derived from an integrated consequencialist view, the gap between jurists and economist’s ways of thinking would begin to close.
Keywords : deontological theories; consequencialist theories; Constitutional Court; economic jurisprudence.