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Andrade de Sá, Saraly
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Palmer, Charles
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Engel, Stefanie
dc.date.accessioned
2017-06-09T09:04:26Z
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2017-06-09T09:04:26Z
dc.date.issued
2010
dc.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/29257
dc.description.abstract
This 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 affcts 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.
dc.language.iso
en
dc.publisher
University of Cambridge, Department of Land Economy
dc.subject
Ethanol, Food Production
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Land Use
dc.subject
Deforestation
dc.subject
Direct and Indirect Effects
dc.subject
Migration
dc.title
Ethanol production, food and forests
dc.type
Working Paper
ethz.journal.title
Environmental Economy and Policy Research Discussion Paper Series
ethz.journal.volume
2010
ethz.journal.issue
48.2010
ethz.size
21 p.
ethz.notes
Environmental Economy and Policy Research Discussion Paper. See also http://e-citations.ethbib.ethz.ch/view/pub:42090.
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Cambridge, UK
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published
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02350 - Dep. Umweltsystemwissenschaften / Dep. of Environmental Systems Science::02723 - Institut für Umweltentscheidungen / Institute for Environmental Decisions::03728 - Engel, Stefanie (ehemalig)
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02350 - Dep. Umweltsystemwissenschaften / Dep. of Environmental Systems Science::02723 - Institut für Umweltentscheidungen / Institute for Environmental Decisions::03728 - Engel, Stefanie (ehemalig)
ethz.date.deposited
2017-06-09T09:04:46Z
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ECIT
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imp59364d974395376560
ethz.ecitpid
pub:48652
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yes
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