The Economics of Tropical Deforestation and Land Use: An Introduction to the Special Issue

Land Economics, Vol. 77, No. 2, pp. 155-171, May 2001

Posted: 20 Apr 2005

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Edward B. Barbier

Colorado State University, Fort Collins - Department of Economics

Abstract

This paper both introduces the special issue on the economics of tropical deforestation and land use and conducts a synthesis cross-country analysis of tropical agricultural land expansion. Agricultural development is the main factor determining land expansion, but institutional factors have an important influence. Income effects vary from region to region, and do not always display an EKC relationship. The case studies comprising this special issue provide further case study insights into tropical deforestation and land use, through spatial analysis of locational factors, CGE modeling of policy scenarios, assessing external market impacts on land clearing, and modeling state interventions and taxation.

JEL Classification: Q2, Q23

Suggested Citation

Barbier, Edward B., The Economics of Tropical Deforestation and Land Use: An Introduction to the Special Issue. Land Economics, Vol. 77, No. 2, pp. 155-171, May 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=699381

Edward B. Barbier (Contact Author)

Colorado State University, Fort Collins - Department of Economics ( email )

Fort Collins, CO 80523-1771
United States

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