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
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
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