Deforestation and economic development: Evidence from national borders

Crespo Cuaresma, J. & Heger, M. (2019). Deforestation and economic development: Evidence from national borders. Land Use Policy 84 e347-e353. 10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.12.039.

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Does economic development result in tree cover loss for poor countries, but not so for already more developed countries? Using a new subnational dataset and employing a quasi-experimental method, this paper addresses this question using tree cover loss data for 14 contiguous countries. The analysis uses geographical regression discontinuity (using national borders as discontinuities) and our findings show that Sub-Saharan Africa and low-income countries in general have the highest development-deforestation elasticity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Deforestation; Poverty; Economic development
Research Programs: World Population (POP)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2019 06:54
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:31

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