The political economy of deforestation in the tropics

Abstract: Often, most logging involves some illegal action. A survey across eight years of institutional change in post-Soeharto Indonesia illustrate how incentives faced by local government officials affect deforestation, and provide an example of how standard economic theories can explain illegal behavior.

Author(s): Burgess, Robin

Source(s): , [Economic organisation and public policy discussion papers; 37] 44 p., ill., maps, tabs [Economic organisation and public policy discussion papers 37]

Published: 2012 London school of economics and political science (LSE). Suntory and Toyota international centres for economics and related disciplines (STICERD). Economic organisation and public policy programme (EOPP)], [London (English

ISBN/ISSN: /

Link: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/dps/eopp/eopp37.pdf

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