Communal Property Rights and Deforestation
Mauricio Romero and
Documentos de Trabajo from Universidad del Rosario
Almost a third of worldâ€™s forest area is under communal management. In principle, this arrangement could lead to a â€œtragedy of the commonsâ€ and therefore more deforestation. But monitoring outsiderâ€™s deforestation may be easier if the owner is a community rather than an individual. We study the effect of communal titling on deforestation in Colombia using a difference-in-discontinuities strategy that compares areas just outside and inside a title, before and after titling. We find that deforestation decreased in communal areas after titling. Interestingly, we find evidence of positive spillovers of reduced deforestation in nearby areas.
Keywords: Deforestation; Communal Land; Tragedy of the Commons (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: P32 Q23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-agr and nep-env
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (5) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
https://repository.urosario.edu.co/bitstream/handl ... quence=4&isAllowed=y
Journal Article: Communal Property Rights and Deforestation (2021)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:col:000092:017508
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in Documentos de Trabajo from Universidad del Rosario
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Facultad de Economía ().