Expanded trade with farm exporting countries could help or hinder efforts to stop deforestation globally. Farid Farrokhi (Purdue University, Princeton University) explains the economic linkages between trade in agricultural products and deforestation, especially in tropical forests, and how piecemeal efforts to liberalize trade might backfire in ways that hurt climate change mitigation (27:35).
- Farrokhi, Farid, Elliot Kang, Heitor Pellegrina, and Sebastian Sotelo. 2023. Deforestation: A Global and Dynamic Perspective. Purdue University manuscript, June.
- Farrokhi, Farid and Heitor S. Pellegrina. 2023. Trade, Technology, and Agricultural Productivity. Journal of Political Economy 131, No. 9: 2509-55.