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An Econometric Analysis Of The Causes Of Tropical Deforestation: Ghana

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  • Yiridoe, Emmanuel K.
  • Nanang, David M.
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    Deforestation is modeled in two stages, as an interaction of interlinked key sectors in the Ghanaian economy (including forest products exports, fuelwood energy consumption, cocoa production, and food crop production), which compete for forest landuse or forest products. The effects of the different first- and second-level causes of deforestation analyzed are discussed.

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    Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 2001 Annual meeting, August 5-8, Chicago, IL with number 20750.

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    Keywords: Two-stage regression; elasticity of deforestation; forest policy/management; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; C320; Q230;

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