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On the economic factors of deforestation: What can we learn from quantile analysis?

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  • Damette, Olivier
  • Delacote, Philippe

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The deforestation factors at a global level have been widely studied in the empirical economic literature. However, the high heterogeneity among countries considerably limits the overall significance of the results. Using quantile approach, we show thatsome major deforestation factors are more prevalent in high deforestation countries, giving the insight that those factors have been under-estimated in previous studies.

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  • Damette, Olivier & Delacote, Philippe, 2012. "On the economic factors of deforestation: What can we learn from quantile analysis?," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 29(6), pages 2427-2434.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:29:y:2012:i:6:p:2427-2434
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2012.06.015
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