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The Dynamics of Deforestation and Economic Growth in the Brazilian Amazon C.W.J. Granger

The Dynamics of Deforestation and Economic Growth in the Brazilian Amazon

C.W.J. Granger

Published May 14th 2014
ISBN : 9780511064548
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283 pages
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Presenting an economic perspective of deforestation in the Brazilan Amazon, this study utilizes economic and ecological data from 1970 to 1996. It examines the extent to which land clearing promotes economic activity and growth and analyzes policies such as road building and subsidized credit. It explores whether the economic benefits of land clearing surpass the ecological costs and considers the viability of extractivism as an alternative to deforestation.