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Economic dynamics and forest clearing: A spatial econometric analysis for Indonesia

David Wheeler, Dan Hammer, Robin Kraft, Susmita Dasgupta () and Brian Blankespoor

Ecological Economics, 2013, vol. 85, issue C, 85-96

Abstract: This paper uses a large panel database to investigate the determinants of forest clearing in Indonesian kabupatens since 2005. Our study incorporates short-run changes in prices and demands for palm oil and wood products, as well as the exchange rate, the real interest rate, land-use zoning, forest protection, the estimated opportunity cost of forested land, the quality of local governance, the poverty rate, population density, the availability of communications infrastructure, transport cost, local rainfall and terrain slope.

Keywords: Sustainable development; Deforestation; Spatial analysis; Developing country; Indonesia (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2012.11.005

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