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On the gains of committing to inefficiency: Corruption, deforestation and low land productivity in Latin America


  • Bulte, Erwin H.
  • Damania, Richard
  • Lopez, Ramon


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  • Bulte, Erwin H. & Damania, Richard & Lopez, Ramon, 2007. "On the gains of committing to inefficiency: Corruption, deforestation and low land productivity in Latin America," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 54(3), pages 277-295, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jeeman:v:54:y:2007:i:3:p:277-295

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