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Deterring deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon: Environmental monitoring and law enforcement

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dc.description.abstract This paper evaluates the impact of monitoring and law enforcement on deforestation. It focuses on DETER, a satellite-based system for real-time detection of deforestation, which is the key tool for targeting law enforcement activities in the Brazilian Amazon. DETER cloud coverage, which limits satellite visibility, is shown to be correlated with environmental fines. Cloud coverage is then used as a source of exogenous variation in the number of fines for the estimation of the effect of monitoring and law enforcement on deforestation. Deforestation observed from 2007 through 2011 was 75% smaller than it would have been in the absence of fines. More stringent monitoring had no impact on municipal agricultural production. en
dc.title Deterring deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon: Environmental monitoring and law enforcement en
dc.contributor.author Assunção, Juliano
dc.contributor.author Gandour, Clarissa
dc.contributor.author Rocha, Romero
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-31T21:54:32Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-31T21:54:32Z
dc.date.issued 2014-10-31
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/48637
lacea.language.supported en
dc.description Working Paper
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Law enforcement
dc.subject Deforestation
dc.subject Conservation policies
dc.type Article


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