Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/202477
Authors: 
Rico, Jimena
Panlasigui, Stephanie
Loucks, Colby J.
Swenson, Jennifer
Pfaff, Alexander S. P.
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
Working Papers 2018-11
Abstract: 
In this paper, we use geospatial data and difference-in-differences models to identify the deforestation effects, during 2000-2013, of the leading forest policies in the Peruvian Amazon: i) logging concessions, ii) third-party certification of concessions, and iii) Protected Areas (PAs). We find that on average logging concessions have no effect on tree-cover loss, while the PAs do reduce loss. Further, the PAs allowing limited private extraction save more forest than do more restrictive PAs. Certification has an impact (reduces loss) only in the single region where concessions reduce loss, suggesting a complementarity of third parties with private and public efforts to govern concessions. Our results suggest roles for private rights within conservation, given oversight.
Subjects: 
certification
FSC
deforestation
concessions
protected areas
impact evaluation
JEL: 
Q23
Q56
Q24
O13
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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