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The Economics of Deforestation: The Example of Ecuador

By: Sven Wunder

262 pages, Figs, tabs, maps


Hardback | Jul 2000 | #99005 | ISBN: 0333731468
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Provides an economic perspective on deforestation. Following a survey of different deforestation definitions, theories and empirical evidence, a case study of Ecuador provides a versatile historical picture of factors affecting forest loss throughout different periods, regions and ecosystems.


List of Tables - List of Figures - Preface - List of Acronyms - Introduction - PART I: DEFORESTATION: FACTS AND THEORIES - Some Basic Concepts - The Wealth of Theories - Latin American Patterns of Deforestation - PART II: ECUADOREAN DEFORESTATION - A Closer Look - Oil, Macroeconomy and Forests - PART III: HIGHLAND LAND-USE PATTERNS - Deforestation - The Poor Man's Lot? - Feeling the Forest for the Trees? - Institutions and Policies - Conclusion and Reflections - Literature - Index

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SVEN WUNDER currently works at the Centre for Development Research, Copenhagen, as a Project Researcher and is author or co-author of several books on the subject of deforestation. He studied at the Universities of Copenhagen and Oxford. In 1988 he was awarded the Zeuthen Prize for young Danish economists.

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