Deforestation Slowdown in the Brazilian Amazon : Prices or Policies ? Technical Paper Climate Policy Initiative

  title={Deforestation Slowdown in the Brazilian Amazon : Prices or Policies ? Technical Paper Climate Policy Initiative},
  author={Juliano Junqueira Assunç{\~a}o and Clarissa C. e Gandour and Rudi Rocha},
This paper investigates the contribution of agricultural output prices and policies to the 2000s reduction in Amazon deforestation. Based on a panel of Amazon municipalities from 2002 through 2009, we first show that deforestation responded to agricultural output prices. After controlling for price effects, we find that conservation policies implemented beginning in 2004 and 2008 significantly contributed to the curbing of deforestation. Counterfactual simulations suggest that conservation… CONTINUE READING


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