Opening Pandora's box? Technological change and deforestation

D.P. van Soest, E.H. Bulte, A. Angelsen, G.C. van Kooten

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We analyse the effects of technological change in agriculture on forest clearing by households in developing countries. The possible effects are found to be many and diverse, depending on the type of change and the institutional context. We conclude that agricultural intensification is certainly not the panacea that some believe it to be.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-84
JournalEnvironment and Development Economics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002


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