Spatial Interactions in Tropical Deforestation: An application to the Brazilian Amazon

Abstract : This paper investigates the mechanisms determining spatial interactions in deforestation, and its transmission channels, using data from Brazil. Our preliminary results confirm the hypothesis that deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is characterized by complementarity, meaning that deforestation in a particular municipality tends to increase deforestation in its neighbors. We further show that cattle density, tend to be the most important factors determining the nature of spatial interactions between neighboring areas.
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Saraly Andrade de Sa, Philippe Delacote, Eric Nazindigouba Kere. Spatial Interactions in Tropical Deforestation: An application to the Brazilian Amazon. 2015. ⟨halshs-01112854v2⟩

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