Allen coordinates Resources for the Future's participation in EfD. His research has focused principally on tropical deforestation and industrial pollution in Latin America and Asia. A good deal of this work evaluates environmental management strategies that aim to overcome barriers to conventional regulation in developing countries. For example, his research on industrial pollution control analyzes public disclosure programs, economic incentive instruments, and voluntary regulation while his research on tropical deforestation assesses mixed agroforestry systems and payments for ecosystem services initiatives. He has also worked extensively on U.S. environmental regulatory reform including voluntary programs and mortgage innovations designed to affect land use.
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Economics of environmental and natural resource issues in developing countries