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What has Driven Deforestation in Developing Countries Since the 2000s? Evidence from New Remote-Sensing Data

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  • Leblois, Antoine
  • Damette, Olivier
  • Wolfersberger, Julien

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Using newly-released and globally available high-resolution remote sensing data on forest loss, we update the assessment of the cross-country determinants of deforestation in developing countries.

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  • Leblois, Antoine & Damette, Olivier & Wolfersberger, Julien, 2017. "What has Driven Deforestation in Developing Countries Since the 2000s? Evidence from New Remote-Sensing Data," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 92(C), pages 82-102.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:92:y:2017:i:c:p:82-102
    DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2016.11.012
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