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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Katrina Brown, David William Pearce
UBC Press, 1994 - Nature - 338 pages
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 copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 

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Contents

Saving the worlds tropical forests
2
rates and patterns
27
Population and deforestation
42
International debt and deforestation
57
Tropical forest depletion and the changing macroeconomy
68
barking
86
Population landuse and the environment in developing
106
in Latin America
134
An econometric analysis of the causes of tropical
192
Deforestation in Thailand
211
Government failure and deforestation in Indonesia
217
An analysis of the causes of deforestation in India
226
The timber trade and tropical deforestation in Indonesia
242
the role of the international trade
271
The tropical timber trade and sustainable development
298
References
309

a quantitative
146
some examples
159
An econometric model of Amazon deforestation
172

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Katrina Brown (editor) is Senior Research Associate atCSERGE, University of East Anglia, and has a background in natural andsocial sciences. Her work concentrates on the conflicts betweendevelopment and environmental degradation, and on social and economicaspects of the conservation of biodiversity. DavidPearce (editor) is Professor of Economics at UniversityCollege London and Director of CSERGE, which is the UK's premierresearch centre examining global environmental issues. He is aninternationally renowned environmental economist, has published morethan fifty books, and has been awarded the UNEP Global 500 roll ofhonour.

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