Evaluating policy outcomes

In GLUE, we integrate causal econometric analysis with the best field and property-level data to bring new understanding to company and producer responses to public and private sector policies. Our interdisciplinary work interrogates how cattle ranchers and soy producers changed land use decisions following the deforestation moratoria led by the private sector and emerging changes in public policy enforcement. We also consider responses at the corporate and processing plant level to track changes in monitoring and procurement decisions and whether any of these potential changes influenced forest on the ground. Similarly, in the US, we work to understand the price and environmental impacts from our biofuels and agricultural policies.

Gibbs, H. K., J. Munger, J. L’Roe, P. Barreto, R. Pereira, M. Christie, T. Amaral, and N.F. Walker. 2015. “Did Ranchers and Slaughterhouses Respond to Zero-Deforestation Agreements in the Brazilian Amazon?” Conservation Letters. [Link] [Portuguese Version]
Heilmayr, R., L.L Rausch, J. Munger, and H.K. Gibbs. 2020. “Brazil’s Amazon Soy Moratorium reduced deforestation.” Nature Food vol. 1, 801-810. [Link]
Moffette, F., M. Skidmore, and H. K. Gibbs. 2020. “Environmental Policies That Shape Productivity: Evidence from Cattle Ranching in the Amazon.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. [Link]
Alix-Garcia, J., L. Rausch, J. L’Roe, H. K. Gibbs, and J. Munger. 2017. “Avoided deforestation linked to environmental registration in the Brazilian Amazon.” Conservation Letters. [Abstract] [Link]
Carlson, K. M., Heilmayr, R., Gibbs, H.K. et al. 2018. Impact of RSPO certification on deforestation in Indonesia. Proceedings of the National Academies of Science.