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Déforestation, croissance économique et population. Une étude sur données de panel

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  • Phu Nguyen Van
  • Théophile T. Azomahou

This paper investigates the empirical relationship between deforestation, economic growth and population using a sample of 85 developing countries. The study suggests a U-shaped relationship between the rate of deforestation and income per capita for all groups of countries, in contrast to an environmental Kuznets curve (which is inverted U-shaped). Estimation results show that the growth rate of income per capita has a negative but insignificant effect on the rate of deforestation. The study also shows that demographic pressure can amplify the process of deforestation for countries in Asia-Oceania and Latin America groups. Classiffication JEL : C23 ; O13 ; Q23 ; R15

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Article provided by Presses de Sciences-Po in its journal Revue économique.

Volume (Year): 54 (2003)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 835-855

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Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_544_0835
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