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

The rapid destruction of tropical forests is one of the most pressing environmental problems of our time, but the international community and national governments are unable to formulate effective policy responses without a clear understanding of the causes of deforestation. This comprehensive and coherent account presents the 'state of the art' econometric analysis of tropical deforestation, quantifying and examining the local and underlying global causes.

 

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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 rôle 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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About the author (1994)

Katrina Brown (editor) is Senior Research Associate at CSERGE, University of East Anglia, and has a background in natural and social sciences. Her work concentrates on the conflicts between development and environmental degradation, and on social and economic aspects of the conservation of biodiversity. David Pearce (editor) is Professor of Economics at University College London and Director of CSERGE, which is the UK's premier research centre examining global environmental issues. He is an internationally renowned environmental economist, has published more than fifty books, and has been awarded the UNEP Global 500 roll of honour.

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