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Dynamics of Deforestation and Economic Growth in the Brazilian Amazon

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ISBN-10: 052181197X

ISBN-13: 9780521811972

Edition: 2002

Authors: Lykke E. Andersen, Clive W. J. Granger, Eustaquio J. Reis, Diana Weinhold, Sven Wunder

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A multi-disciplinary team of authors analyze the economics of Brazilian deforestation using a large data set of ecological and economic variables.
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Book details

List price: $149.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/12/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 282
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Chief Economist, Sustainable Development Department, Institute for Socio-Economic Research, Catholic University of Bolivia, La Paz.

Centre for Development Research, Copenhagen.

Overview of Issues
The Brazilian Amazon
Extent of deforestation
Review of sources on deforestation
Econometric Analysis of the Causes of Deforestation
The DESMAT data set
An econometric model of deforestation
Further analysis - cattle ranching
Urban infrastructure
Carbon emissions from Amazon deforestation
Economics of Deforestation
Economic analysis of deforestation
Alternatives to Deforestation: Extractivism - an Economically Viable Alternative to Deforestation?
Plant extractivism in Brazil
Plant extraction in the Amazon - a spatial analysis
Policy Implications, Discussion and Conclusion
Policy implications and recommendations
Appendix - Econometric Methods