Legal Reserve Requirements in Brazilian Forests: Path Dependent Evolution of De Facto Legislation

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Lee J. Alston ; Bernardo Mueller (2007)
  • Journal: Economia, volume 8, issue 4, pages 25-53
  • Subject: Legal reserve, De Facto versus De Jure, Path Dependence, Environment, Amazon
    • jel: jel:K32 | jel:Q15 | jel:R14

Why would a poor and largely pro-developmental country such as Brazil, that has so much of its territory covered in forest, adopt one of the most restrictive land use requirements in the world when it comes to cutting the forest to give way to other economic uses? We de... View more
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