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Department of Resource Economics
College of Natural Resources
and the Environment
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
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Departamento de Desarrollo
Rural y Regional
Facultad de Estudios Ambientales y Rurales
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota
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Economic and Policy Analysis of Local Governance
in Latin America

Goals

  • To better understand the use of local natural resources in rural areas of Colombia, and potential for effective regulatory interventions.
  • To engage villagers and local leaders in research and outreach on the effectiveness of institutions for the management of local natural resources.
  • To strengthen the understanding U.S. faculty and students about local natural resource use and governance in developing countries, and to strengthen the understanding of their Colombian counterparts of the economics of natural resource policies and experimental methods.

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University of Massachusetts Amherst. resec@resecon.umass.edu