Research

Publications

Geographic Heterogeneity and Technology Adoption: Evidence from Brazil (w/ Juliano Assunção and Pedro Hemsley). Land Economics, 2019, Vol. 95(4), pp. 599-616. [Working Paper]

Predicting Intensification on the Brazilian Agricultural Frontier: Combining Evidencen from Lab-in-the-Field Experiments with Household Surveys (w/ Avery Cohn). Land, 2019, Vol. 8(1), 21. 

The Effects of Crop-to-Beef Relative Prices on Deforestation: Evidence from the Tapajós BasinEnvironment and Development Economics, 2018, Vol. 23(4), pp. 391-412.

The Economic Consequences of the Agricultural Expansion in Matopiba. Revista Brasileira de Economia, 2018, Vol. 72(2), pp. 161-185.

Working Papers

Cutting Special Interests by the Root: Evidence from the Brazilian Amazon (w/ Ricardo Dahis), July 2021. Submitted

Extension Services can Promote Sustainable Intensification in Cattle Ranching (w/ Pete Newton, Avery Cohn, Juliano Assunção, Cristiane Camboim, Diego de Faveri, Barbara Farinelli, Viviana Perego, Mateus Tavares, Janei Resende, Sidnei de Medeiros). May 2021. (available upon request)

Human Capital and Technology Adoption: Evidence from Brazil’s Green Revolution (w/ Juliano Assunção and Claudio Ferraz). March 2021. 

Technological Change and Deforestation: Evidence from Brazil’s Green Revolution (w/ Juliano Assunção). March 2015.

Work in Progress

The Effects of Roads on Deforestation: A Market-Access Approach (w/ Juliano Assunção and Rafael Araújo)

Foreign Demand Shocks and the Spatial Spread of Brazilian Deforestation (w/ Rodrigo Adão and  Jonathan Dingel)

No-till, Fires, and Pollution in the Cerrado (w/ André Sant’anna)