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Title (Primary) Ecological fiscal transfers in Brazil – incentivizing or compensating conservation?
Title (Secondary) Paper presented at the 11th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE), Leeds, 30 June–3 July 2015
Author Droste, N.; Lima, G.R.; May, P.H.; Ring, I.
Year 2015
Department OEKON
Page From 4
Language englisch
Keywords ecological fiscal transfers; conservation incentive; economic instrument; microeconometric policy evaluation; ICMS‐Ecológico
UFZ wide themes RU6;
Abstract We analyze whether ecological fiscal transfers in Brazil (ICMS‐E) are an instrument that incentivizes nature conservation via protected area designation. We provide a microeconomic model for the functioning of the ICMS‐E and test the derived hypothesis empirically. Employing an econometric analysis on panel data we estimate the correlation of the introduction of ICMS‐E in Brazilian states with the share of protected area in relation to state area. We find that ICMS‐E correlate with a higher average share of nature conservation areas. With regard to the incentivizing effect we present the preliminary findings to suggest that the average overall increase in protected area can be decomposed into two partial effects: i) an increased share of federal government protected area due to lower opportunity costs on lower government levels, and ii) an increased return of GDP per capita on protected area share for state and municipal protected areas.
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=16601
Droste, N., Lima, G.R., May, P.H., Ring, I. (2015):
Ecological fiscal transfers in Brazil – incentivizing or compensating conservation?
Paper presented at the 11th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE), Leeds, 30 June–3 July 2015
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