The 4th Economics of Low Carbon Markets will take place at FEA/USP on December 19 and 20. The keynote speakers for this event are prof. Olivier Deschenes and prof. Timo Goeschl. … More 4th Economics of Low Carbon Markets
It is always nice to see our work published and it was especially nice to see my paper with Rodrigo Soares on illegal mahogany markets featured in the AEJ: Applied Economics blurb.
This is a short video (in Portuguese) that shows the deforestation process in the Brazilian Amazon. In an ongoing research project, Ariaster Chimeli from University of São Paulo and Rodrigo Soares from Columbia University investigate whether a market prohibition policy to protect Brazilian mahogany had an impact on local deforestation. Mahogany is one of the … More Cattle Ranching and Deforestation in the Amazon
William Baumol, an economist with several important contributions to our understanding of economics, including environmental economics, has passed away. Professor Baumol published several academic articles in environmental economics and, along with Wallace Oates, he published one of the most influential books in the field: The theory of environmental policy. In the year 2000, professor Baumol … More William Baumol has died
Are markets good or bad for the environment? This is at best an ill-posed question. Markets are often perceived as an entity with a personality, goals and methods, as if they had a life of their own. However, markets are simply the environment where buyers and sellers exchange goods and services with or without money … More Are markets good or bad for the environment?
In a forthcoming paper at the AEJ: Applied Economics, Ariaster Chimeli and Rodrigo Soares investigate the linkage between prohibition of the market for mahogany and violence in the Brazilian Amazon. … More Mahogany Prohibition and Violence
Resgatzzi is a voluntary cat photography project run by Giane Portal and me. Giane takes professional quality pictures of cats up for adoption in different shelters in the São Paulo region … More Adopt a Cat in São Paulo: Resgatzzi Project