Identifying the Causes of Tropical Deforestation: Meta-analysis to Test and Develop Economic Theory

  title={Identifying the Causes of Tropical Deforestation: Meta-analysis to Test and Develop Economic Theory},
  author={Stibniati S Atmadja and Erin O. Sills},
This chapter discusses methods for summarizing and distilling lessons from the empirical economics literature on tropical forestry, giving particular attention to the method of meta-analysis (“the study of studies”) and to the topic of tropical deforestation.Meta-analysis can be used to take stock of the literature, test hypotheses about the effects of explanatory variables on a dependent variable, and predict the value of a dependent variable across space and time. We discuss previous reviews… 
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