The Dynamics of Deforestation and Economic Growth in the Brazilian Amazon


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.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Lykke E. Andersen
  • Clive W. J. Granger
  • Eustáquio J. Reis
  • Diana Weinhold
  • Sven Wunder
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Cambridge, England
Publication year:
  • 2002


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