Relationship between openness to trade and deforestation: : Empirical evidence from the Brazilian Amazon

  title={Relationship between openness to trade and deforestation: : Empirical evidence from the Brazilian Amazon},
  author={Weslem Rodrigues Faria and A. Almeida},
  journal={Ecological Economics},
  • Weslem Rodrigues Faria, A. Almeida
  • Published 2016
  • Economics
  • Ecological Economics
  • One of the objectives of this paper is to investigate how international trade has affected the dynamics of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon at the level of the municipality. This analysis focuses on the expansion of crop and cattle activities, and other determinants of deforestation such as GDP per capita, conservation areas and property rights. We combine standard econometrics with spatial econometrics to capture the socioeconomic interactions among the agents in their interrelated… CONTINUE READING
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