The Dynamics of Deforestation and Economic Growth in the Brazilian Amazon

The Dynamics of Deforestation and Economic Growth in the Brazilian Amazon

by Lykke E. Andersen, Clive W. J. Granger, Eustaquio J. Reis, Diana Weinhold
     
 

ISBN-10: 052181197X

ISBN-13: 9780521811972

Pub. Date: 03/28/2015

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Presenting an economic perspective of deforestation in the Brazilan Amazon, this study utilizes economic and ecological data from 1970 to 1996. It examines the extent to which land clearing promotes economic activity and growth and analyzes policies such as road building and subsidized credit. It explores whether the economic benefits of land clearing surpass the

Overview

Presenting an economic perspective of deforestation in the Brazilan Amazon, this study utilizes economic and ecological data from 1970 to 1996. It examines the extent to which land clearing promotes economic activity and growth and analyzes policies such as road building and subsidized credit. It explores whether the economic benefits of land clearing surpass the ecological costs and considers the viability of extractivism as an alternative to deforestation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521811972
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2015
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)
Lexile:
1500L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. Overview of Issues: 1. The Brazilian Amazon; 2. Extent of deforestation; 3. Review of sources on deforestation; Part II. Econometric Analysis of the Causes of Deforestation: 4. The DESMAT data set; 5. An econometric model of deforestation; 6. Further analysis - cattle ranching; 7. Urban infrastructure; 8. Carbon emissions from Amazon deforestation; Part III. Economics of Deforestation: 9. Economic analysis of deforestation; Part IV. Alternatives to Deforestation: Extractivism - an Economically Viable Alternative to Deforestation?: 10. Plant extractivism in Brazil; 11. Plant extraction in the Amazon - a spatial analysis; Part V. Policy Implications, Discussion and Conclusion: 12. Policy implications and recommendations; 13. Conclusion; Appendix. Econometric methods.

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