Essays in Empirical Environmental Economics: GIS-Econometric Analysis of Indonesia's Fires, Bolivia's Deforestation and Mexico's Trade with the U.S.

TitleEssays in Empirical Environmental Economics: GIS-Econometric Analysis of Indonesia's Fires, Bolivia's Deforestation and Mexico's Trade with the U.S.
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsRabindran SG
ContactAuthorasb@cgiar.org
Academic DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Economics.
DegreeDoctor of Philosophy in Economies
Number of Pages146
Date PublishedJune 2001
UniversityMassachusetts Institute of Technology
KeywordsEconomics, environmental, Indonesia, land fires, pollution
AbstractThis thesis examines three environmental issues in developing countries. The first essay examines land fires in Indonesia that inflict severe air pollution-related damage on Southeast Asia annually. Conservative estimates of losses in 1997 alone were US $667 million for Indonesia (0.67% of GDP) and an additional US $12 million for Singapore.
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/8578