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The Political Economy of Palm Oil Expansion and Deforestation in Indonesia

Elías Cisnerosy, Krisztina Kis-Katosz and Nunung Nuryartono
This paper studies the interactions between political and economic incentives to foster forest conversion in Indonesian districts. Using a district–level panel data set from 2001 to 2016, we analyze variation in remotely sensed forest loss and forest fires as well as measures of land use licensing...
Jul 2020
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Decomposing the South African CO₂ Emissions within a BRICS Countries Context: The Energy Rebound Hypothesis

Roula Inglesi-Lotz
The main purpose of this study is to test the hypothesis of the rebound effect for the South African case in the years between 1990 to 2014 by firstly, decomposing the driving forces of the changes in CO2 emissions of the country and secondly, comparing with the behaviors of other emerging...
Jun 2017
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Climate change and economic growth in sub-Sahara Africa: A nonparametric evidence

Paul Alagidede and George Adu
Climate change has been classed as the greatest and urgent global issue facing humanity today, yet the empirics of the debate remain largely muted, more so with reference to sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where the impact of warming global temperatures are forecasted to have the worst impact. This paper...
Sep 2014
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On the Looting of Nations

Mare Sarr, Erwin Bulte, Chris Meissner and Tim Swanson
We develop a dynamic discrete choice model of an unchecked ruler making decisions regarding the development of a resource-rich country. Resources serve as collateral and facilitate the acquisition of loans. The ruler chooses either to stay in power while facing the risk of being ousted, or loot the...
Sep 2010
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