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Spillover effects of deforestation in the Brazilian Legal Amazon

Grant number: 14/19332-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2015
Effective date (End): July 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Economics
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:André Luis Squarize Chagas
Grantee:Luíza Cardoso de Andrade
Home Institution: Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade (FEA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):15/17942-4 - Spillover effects and deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, BE.EP.MS

Abstract

The deforestation rete in the Brazilian Legal Amazon fell 75% from 2005 to 2012. The literature points to a series of policies put in place by the federal government, notably the Plan for Prevention and Control of Deforestation in the Legal Amazon (PPCDAm), launched in 2004, as the main reason for such fall. Recent studies concerning the effects of PPCDAm's measures, however, do not take into account possible spatial effects acting over its results. This project's main objective is to the debate regarding deforestation deterrence by incorporating spatil econometrics methods. These methods are relevant in this case for three main reasons: (i) some unobservable factors correlated to the location of the municipality, such as monitoring and enforcement quality affect the deforestation decision; (ii) there probably exist spill-over effects of preservation law enforcement, once the fact that a neighbor was punished can affect a landowner's beliefs over the probability of being punished himself; (iii) simultaneity issues may arise if the deforestation decision of a landowner is linked to his neighbors decision. (AU)

Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
ANDRADE, Luíza Cardoso de. Spillover effects of blacklisting policy in the Brazilian Amazon. 2016. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade São Paulo.

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