The Causes of Tropical Deforestation: The Economic and Statistical Analysis of Factors Giving Rise to the Loss of the Tropical Forests

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Presents econometric analysis of tropical deforestation, quantifying and examining its local and underlying global causes, with discussion of factors such as population, debt, income and poverty, the timber trade, and agricultural development, and regional and country case studies focusing on Asia and Latin America. Of interest to students and professionals in economics, environmental science, and development studies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780774805117
  • Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1994
  • Pages: 355
  • Product dimensions: 6.48 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgements
Notes on contributors
1 Saving the world's tropical forests 2
2 Tropical deforestation: rates and patterns 27
3 Population and deforestation 42
4 International debt and deforestation 57
5 Tropical forest depletion and the changing macroeconomy, 1967-85 68
6 Macroeconomic causes of deforestation: barking up the wrong tree? 86
7 Population, development and tropical deforestation: a cross-national study 96
8 Population, land-use and the environment in developing countries: what can we learn from cross-national data? 106
9 Tropical deforestation and agricultural development in Latin America 134
10 The causes of tropical deforestation: a quantitative analysis and case study from the Philippines 146
11 Incentives for tropical deforestation: some examples from Latin America 159
12 An econometric model of Amazon deforestation 172
13 An econometric analysis of the causes of tropical deforestation: the case of Northeast Thailand 192
14 Deforestation in Thailand 211
15 Government failure and deforestation in Indonesia 217
16 An analysis of the causes of deforestation in India 226
17 The timber trade and tropical deforestation in Indonesia 242
18 Deforestation: the role of the international trade in tropical timber 271
19 The tropical timber trade and sustainable development 298
References 309
Index 329
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