Forest Conservation and Slippage: Evidence from Mexico’s National Payments for Ecosystem Services Program

@article{AlixGarcia2012ForestCA,
  title={Forest Conservation and Slippage: Evidence from Mexico’s National Payments for Ecosystem Services Program},
  author={Jennifer M. Alix-Garcia and E. Shapiro and Katharine R. E. Sims},
  journal={Land Economics},
  year={2012},
  volume={88},
  pages={613 - 638}
}
  • Jennifer M. Alix-Garcia, E. Shapiro, Katharine R. E. Sims
  • Published 2012
  • Economics, Environmental Science
  • Land Economics
  • We investigate a Mexican federal program that compensates landowners for forest protection. We use matched controls from the program applicant pool to establish counterfactual deforestation rates. Deforestation was reduced by 50% in enrolled parcels, but expected average clearing rates without the program were low (0.8% per year), suggesting modest total avoided deforestation benefits. We test for two types of slippage: increased deforestation on other property belonging to program recipients… CONTINUE READING
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