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The Economics of Deforestation The Example of Ecuador

By: Sven Wunder
262 pages, Figs, tabs, maps
Publisher: Palgrave
The Economics of Deforestation
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  • The Economics of Deforestation ISBN: 9780333731468 Hardback Jul 2000 Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
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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.
By: Sven Wunder
262 pages, Figs, tabs, maps
Publisher: Palgrave
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