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Clare Balboni, Robin Burgess and Benjamin Olken
Pigou (1920) pointed to "uncompensated damage done to surrounding woods by sparks from railway engines" as the canonical example of an environmental externality. We study a modern corollary - tropical forest fires used f...Read more...
19 March 2021
Robin Burgess, Matthew Hansen, Benjamin Olken, Peter Potapov and Stefanie Sieber
Tropical deforestation accounts for almost one-…fifth of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide and threatens the world’s most diverse ecosystems. The prevalence of illegal forest extraction in the tropics suggests that unde...Read more...
1 April 2012