The objective of this paper is to analyze the link between electrification and deforestation in Cote d’Ivoire. We first checked the compatibility of night lights intensity data with official electricity coverage statistics in Cote d’Ivoire available at the regional level. Then, using night lights intensity panel data, we study the links between electrification and deforestation, at a fine resolution (departments level), taking into account both spatial autocorrelation and individual heterogeneity. Our results show that electrification and deforestation rates are positively linked. Indeed, deforestation continues to gain ground in the country alongside the vast national electrification access programs ongoing since 2011.
Understanding the mechanisms of deforestation is necessary in order to slow or arrest its progress. To accomplish this requires rigorously estimating the demand for deforestation. We contribute to this endeavor by estimating the effect of crop prices on the demand for conversion of land from forest to agriculture in the tropics during the 21st...
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Ce séminaire est consacré au thème de l’(in)efficience, des marchés financiers face à la transition écologique, dans ses dimensions informationnelle et allocationnelle. Il sera organisé autour de trois présentations développant des approches théoriques et empiriques