|•||• Section A1 addresses the overall modeling philosophy and discusses some of the econometric work that preceded the models presented in this book.|
|•||• Section A2 describes the technical detail behind the Granger and Huang (1997) model evaluation technique frequently utilized in writing this book.|
|•||• Section A3 outlines in detail the random reduction strategy employed in the estimation of the main models and reviews some of Granger's ideas of “thick” modeling.|
|•||• Section A4 discusses some technical details of how the models were used to produce the roads and Avança Brasil simulations.|
|•||• Section A5 includes a table of variables and the full model results for both the 1985 and 1995 models.|
The process by which any model is derived is of critical importance in evaluating the policy implications that result, and thus we provide a general outline of our modeling philosophy here. A primary guiding principle that has permeated the analysis is that the empirical model be derived in as objective a manner as possible. To that end we have made extensive
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Publication information: Book title: The Dynamics of Deforestation and Economic Growth in the Brazilian Amazon. Contributors: Lykke E. Andersen - Author, Clive W. J. Granger - Author, Eustáquio J. Reis - Author, Diana Weinhold - Author, Sven Wunder - Author. Publisher: Cambridge University Press. Place of publication: Cambridge, England. Publication year: 2002. Page number: 209.