The Economics of Deforestation: Dynamic Modeling of Amazonia
Lykke E. Andersen, Clive W. J. Granger, Eustaquio J. Reis, Diana Weinhold, Sven WunderISBN: 052181197X; 9780521811972;
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 suchas 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.