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Roads Investments, Spatial Intensification and Deforestation in the Brazilian AmazonUnderstanding the impact of road investments on deforestation is part of a complete evaluation of the expansion of infrastructure for development. We find evidence of spatial spillovers from roads in the Brazilian Amazon: deforestation rises in the census tracts that lack roads but are in the same county as and within 100 km of a tract with a new paved or unpaved road. At greater distances from the new roads the evidence is mixed, including negative coefficients of inconsistent significance between 100 and 300 km, and if anything, higher neighbor deforestation at distances over 300 km.
Document ID
20070022825
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Pfaff, Alexander (Columbia Univ. Broadway, NY, United States)
Robalino, Juan (Columbia Univ. Broadway, NY, United States)
Walker, Robert (Michigan State Univ. East Lansing, MI, United States)
Aldrich, Steven (Michigan State Univ. East Lansing, MI, United States)
Caldas, Marcellus (Michigan State Univ. East Lansing, MI, United States)
Reis, Eustaquio (Instituto de Pesquisa Economica Aplicada Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Perz, Stephen (Florida Univ. Gainesville, FL, United States)
Bohrer, Claudio (Universidade Federal Fluminense Niteroi, Brazil)
Arima, Eugenio (Hobart and William Smith Coll. Geneva, NY, United States)
Laurance, William (Smithsonian Tropical Research Inst. Balboa, Panama)
Kibry, Kathryn (Smithsonian Tropical Research Inst. Balboa, Panama)
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 2007
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Regional Science
Volume: 47
Issue: 1
Subject Category
Earth Resources and Remote Sensing
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NCC5-694
Distribution Limits
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