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2011-06-17 | News

Environmental and development issues in Latin America: moving forward

Economists in Latin America are moving beyond the prevailing ‘macro’ orientation of their research focusing more on questions linked to development and the use and management of the environmental resource base in the region.

 

 

Francisco Alpízar, EfD-Central America Center Coordinator and Senior Research Fellow, together with Juan-Pablo Montero of the Department of Economics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile edited the special issue of Environment and Development Economics Vol. 16 Issue 3.

In this issue they underscore the fact that economists in Latin America are moving beyond the prevailing ‘macro’ orientation of their research in the region and are now focusing on a variety of other economic questions dealing with health, education, poverty alleviation, competition policy, the protection of natural resources and pollution control. These and other subjects are presented in this issue as a sample of such research.

Most of the articles highlight key elements of research in environmental economics in general in the region. Furthermore, several findings point at how environmental issues are intrinsically linked to development concerns in the region as well as on how the local capacity to generate wealth is inevitably determined by decisions regarding the use and management of the environmental resource base. Please follow the link for details http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=EDE&tab;=currentissue

 

 

Table of Contents

 

Environmental and development issues in Latin America: moving forward

FRANCISCO ALPÍZAR and JUAN-PABLO MONTERO

Environment and Development Economics, Volume 16, Issue 03, June 2011, pp 243-245

 

The use of economic instruments for pollution control in Latin America: lessons for future policy design

MARCELO CAFFERA

Environment and Development Economics, Volume 16, Issue 03, June 2011, pp 247-273

 

Collective action for watershed management: field experiments in Colombia and Kenya

JUAN CAMILO CARDENAS and LUZ ANGELA RODRIGUEZ and NANCY JOHNSON

Environment and Development Economics, Volume 16, Issue 03, June 2011, pp 275-303

 

The Socioeconomic and environmental effects of free trade agreements: a dynamic CGE analysis for Chile

RAÚL O'RYAN and CARLOS J. DE MIGUEL and SEBASTIAN MILLER and MAURICIO PEREIRA

Environment and Development Economics, Volume 16, Issue 03, June 2011, pp 305-327

 

The value of air quality and crime in Chile: a hedonic wage approach

FELIPE VÁSQUEZ LAVÍN and JORGE DRESDNER and RENATO AGUILAR

Environment and Development Economics, Volume 16, Issue 03, June 2011, pp 329-355