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Just how important social context is for voluntary contributions is investigated in a natural field experiment, where subjects made either actual or hypothetical contributions to a national park in…

8 April 2008 | EfD Discussion Paper | Central America, Sweden

In a natural field experiment, the authors quantified the importance of anonymity, reciprocity, and conformity through the provision of social reference levels in order to explain voluntary…

8 April 2008 | EfD Discussion Paper | Central America, Sweden

The revitalization of Machakos, Kenya, from overpopulation and resource degradation—seemingly by its population growth—has added another round to the Boserupian vs. Malthusian debate, and may make…

8 April 2008 | EfD Discussion Paper | Sweden, Kenya

This paper reviews the state of economic understanding about fuelwood in developing countries. It synthesizes the main results from numerous empirical studies with the intent of identifying…

27 February 2008 | Peer Reviewed | Global Hub

Many greenhouse gas mitigation policies that shift fossil fuel use are accompanied by some hidden environmental benefits, so called “co-benefits” or “ancillary benefits.” Since these “co-benefits” are…

25 February 2008 | Discussion Paper, EfD Discussion Paper | China

Managed forest ecosystems like shade coffee supply valuable ecological services. Yet little is known about the drivers and characteristics of clearing in such systems. We present a spatial econometric…

7 February 2008 | Peer Reviewed |

Hamstrung by weak institutions that undermine conventional environmental regulatory tools, policymakers in developing countries are increasingly turning to voluntary approaches. To date, however…

7 February 2008 | Peer Reviewed |

As with other components of its receding planned economy, China’s state forestry sector faces growing pressure to reform, restructure and liberalize, with policymakers considering the tradeoffs…

31 January 2008 | Discussion Paper | China

The study is an empirical investigation of agrobiodiversity conservation decisions of small farmers in the central highlands of Ethiopia. The primary objective is tomeasure the effectiveness of…

31 January 2008 | Peer Reviewed | Ethiopia

Soil erosion is a major environmental problem and threat to rural development in Kenya. Numerous attempts to address the problem have apparently had little success. There are however some districts…

1 January 2008 | Peer Reviewed | Kenya