Quotation Crespo Cuaresma, Jesus, Heger, Martin. 2019. Deforestation and Economic Development: Evidence from National Borders. Land Use Policy. 84 347-353.




Does economic development result in tree cover loss for poor countries, but not so for already more developed countries? Using a new subnational dataset and employing a quasi-experimental method, this paper addresses this question using tree cover loss data for 14 contiguous countries. The analysis uses geographical regression discontinuity (using national borders as discontinuities) and our findings show that Sub-Saharan Africa and low-income countries in general have the highest development-deforestation elasticity.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Land Use Policy
Citation Index SSCI
Language English
Title Deforestation and Economic Development: Evidence from National Borders
Volume 84
Year 2019
Page from 347
Page to 353
Reviewed? Y
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.12.039
Open Access N


Crespo Cuaresma, Jesus (Details)
Heger, Martin (The World Bank, United States/USA)
Department of Economics (Crespo Cuaresma) (Details)
Research Institute for Human Capital and Development FI (Former organization)
Competence Center for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility WE (Details)
Research Institute for Cryptoeconomics FI (Details)
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