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dc.contributor.authorAndrade de Sa, Saralyen_US
dc.contributor.authorPalmer, Charlesen_US
dc.contributor.authorEngel, Stefanieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-13T15:07:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-13T15:07:01Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/39978-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the direct and indirect impacts of ethanol production on land use, deforestation and food production. A partial equilibrium model of a national economy with two sectors and two regions, one of which includes a residual forest, is developed. It analyses how an exogenous increase in the ethanol price affects input allocation (land and labor) between sectors (energy crop and food). Three potential effects are identified. First, the standard and well-documented effect of direct land competition between rival uses increases deforestation and decreases food production. Second, an indirect displacement of food production across regions, provoked by a shift in the price of food, increases deforestation and reduces the total output of the food sector. Finally, labor mobility between sectors and regions tends to decrease food production but also deforestation. The overall impact of ethanol production on forest conversion is ambiguous, providing a number of interesting pointers to further, empirical research.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aVerein für Socialpolitik, Ausschuss für Entwicklungsländer |cGöttingenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Hannover 2010 |x21en_US
dc.subject.jelQ11en_US
dc.subject.jelQ24en_US
dc.subject.jelQ42en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEthanolen_US
dc.subject.keywordDeforestationen_US
dc.subject.keywordIndirect impactsen_US
dc.subject.keywordLand useen_US
dc.subject.keywordMigrationen_US
dc.titleEthanol Production, Food and Forestsen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn65438181X-
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:gdec10:21-

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