AERE Reading Group seminar | The Role of Sanctions and Spillovers in Forest Conservation by Ricardo Dahis – School of Economics AERE Reading Group seminar | The Role of Sanctions and Spillovers in Forest Conservation by Ricardo Dahis – School of Economics

AERE Reading Group seminar | The Role of Sanctions and Spillovers in Forest Conservation by Ricardo Dahis

 

Invites you to an

AERE Reading Group seminar

presented by

Ricardo Dahis

Monash University

 

 

The Role of Sanctions and Spillovers

in Forest Conservation

 

 Monday 18 March 2023

11.00am – 12.30pm

Zoom Room 341

A02 – Social Sciences Building
Camperdown Campus
The University of Sydney NSW 2006

 

We study how environmental sanctions and spillovers improve forest conservation in the Brazilian Amazon. Using a difference-in-differences framework and novel farm-level data, we show that sanctions curbed deforestation and promoted reforestation among punished farmers and their neighbors. Heterogeneity analysis reveals that even sanctions with limited incapacitation potential elicited relevant behavioral changes. In particular, farmers’ responsiveness to sanctions coincided with the government’s commitment to enforcement. We do not find substantial evidence of spatial displacement or monitoring evasion. Overall, sanctions prevented 1.6 billion tons of CO2 emissions between 2006 and 2019, equivalent to 31% of US emissions in 2021.

  

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Date

Mar 18 2024
Expired!

Time

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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