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- central america eeu sweden How Much do We Care About Absolute Versus Relative Income and Consumption? We find, using survey-experimental methods, that most individuals are concerned with both relative income and relative consumption of particular goods. The degree of concern varies in the expected direction depending on the properties of the good. Alpízar, F., F. Carlsson, and O. Johansson-Stenman. 2005. "How Much do We Care About Absolute Versus Relative Income and Consumption?". Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 56(3): 405-21.
- central america | Agriculture Land Conservation Policies and Income Distribution: Who Bears the Burden of our Environmental Efforts? We analyze how land conservation policies affect income distribution looking at changes in wages and rents. Land conservation policies restrict the land for agricultural use. We study how these restrictions affect workers and landowners incomes. Aggregate rents rise when protected areas increase despite the reduction of land availability. Real wages decrease as a consequence of higher prices. Robalino, J. 2007. "Land Conservation Policies and Income Distribution: Who Bears the Burden of our Environmental Efforts?". Environment and Development Economics 12(4): 521-533.
- central america | Forestry Costa Rica’s Payment for Environmental Services Program: Intention, Implementation and Impact We evaluated the intention, implementation, and impact of Costa Rica’s program of payments for environmental services (PSA), which was established in the late 1990s. Payments are given to private landowners who own land in forest areas in recognition of the ecosystem services their land provides. Sanchez, A., A. Pfaff, J. Robalino, and J. Boomhower. 2007. Costa Rica's Payment for Environmental Services Program: Intention, Implementation, and Impact. Conservation Biology 21 (5) , 1165-1173.
- central america | Forestry Road Investment, Spatial Intensification and Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon We exploited very detailed data on deforestation and roads investments over time to provide estimates of spatial spillovers from road investments in the Brazilian Amazon. Pfaff, A., J. Robalino, R. Walker, S. Aldrich, M. Caldas, E. Reis, S. Perz, and C. Bohrer. 2007. “Road Investment, Spatial Intensification and Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon”. Journal of Regional Science 47(1): 109-123.
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