Context-Dependent Biodiversity Conservation Management Regimes: Theory and Simulations

Land Economics, 2004

Posted: 24 May 2011

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Heidi Gjertsen

Cornell University

Christopher B. Barrett

Cornell University - Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management

Date Written: August 1, 2004

Abstract

Ecosystem degradation has motivated a search for successful conservation approaches. The perceived failure of state-directed protected areas in the tropics has prompted experimentation with community management and co-management strategies. Numerous case studies suggest that none of these are effective universally. There exists, however, little analytical or empirical work to identify under what conditions one arrangement will be more effective than another. This paper develops a model of state dependent, equilibrium conservation management design that identifies the comparative advantage of different managers, in the interest of appropriately locating authority for conservation tasks as a function of prevailing biophysical, economic, and sociopolitical conditions.

JEL Classification: Q20, Q24

Suggested Citation

Gjertsen, Heidi and Barrett, Christopher B., Context-Dependent Biodiversity Conservation Management Regimes: Theory and Simulations (August 1, 2004). Land Economics, 2004, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1846875

Heidi Gjertsen

Cornell University ( email )

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Cornell University - Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management ( email )

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