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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

Research

The cornerstone of this partnership involves research and outreach in Colombian villagers that depend heavily on local natural resources. Experimental methods are used to analyze individual decisions about the use of local natural resources and the impacts of various regulatory interventions on these decisions. 

Rural appraisal tools are used in workshops that follow the experiments to gather socio-economic information about the participants in the experiments. The workshops also included discussions of the preliminary results of the experiments and the parallels between the experiments and participants' lives.

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