Assessing the Role of Group Heterogeneity in Community Forest Concessions in Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve

@article{Fortmann2017AssessingTR,
  title={Assessing the Role of Group Heterogeneity in Community Forest Concessions in Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve},
  author={Lea Fortmann and Brent L. Sohngen and David Southgate},
  journal={Land Economics},
  year={2017},
  volume={93},
  pages={503 - 526}
}
We use land use data from Guatemala to estimate the impact of a community forest concession policy on avoided deforestation when accounting for group heterogeneity. Our analysis includes communities with significant forestry experience, along with communities comprising recent settlers with primarily agricultural backgrounds. Employing a matched difference-in-differences approach, we compare deforestation in community concessions relative to a matched control area. We find the concession policy… CONTINUE READING

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