Determinants of forest degradation under private and common property regimes: The case of Ethiopia

Ryo Takahashi, Keijiro Otsuka

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    This study considers the endogenous determination of land ownership systems to rigorously compare differences in the changes in forest quality between private and common property regimes. By employing the propensity score matching method, we found that there was significantly less forest degradation in private property areas than in common property areas. We also found that good accessibility, a flat surface, and good light conditions significantly induced forest deterioration in private property areas. In contrast, we found completely opposite results for common property areas.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)450-467
    Number of pages18
    JournalLand Economics
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
    • Economics and Econometrics

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