An optimal path to extinction?. Poverty and resource degradation in the open agrarian economy

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Abstract

This paper constructs a model of the open agrarian economy in order to explore the tendency of many such economies to evolve along paths characterised by severe environmental degradation. It pays special attention to the importance of commodity prices and the transfer system in determining agricultural activity levels in ecologically delicate systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-24
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Development Economics
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Economics and Econometrics

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