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Governance, Economic Policy, and the Environmental Kuznets Curve for Natural Tropical Forests

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dc.contributor.author Bhattarai, Madhusudan
dc.contributor.author Hammig, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-29T16:23:46Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-29T16:23:46Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/5119
dc.description.abstract "This paper reports the results of an empirical analysis of the relationship between income and the rate of deforestation of tropical natural forests. The inverted U-shaped relationship known as the environmental Kuznets curve is confirmed here when it is examined for about 60 countries from the tropical regions of Latin America, Africa, and Asia during the period 1980 to 1995. The study focuses on the role of institutions and governing factors and macroeconomic policies in the tropical deforestation process. Results indicate that the quality of governance and underlying institutions are important determinants of forest resource preservation, and that rural population pressure is not as important as suggested by other studies. Agricultural technology improvement and enhanced educational attainment and social development factors also lead to reductions of deforestation rates." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject economic policy en_US
dc.subject forests--tropics en_US
dc.subject deforestation--tropics en_US
dc.title Governance, Economic Policy, and the Environmental Kuznets Curve for Natural Tropical Forests en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Second World Congress of Environmental Economics en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates June 23-28 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc California en_US

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