Fires in the Brazilian Amazon are an important driver of forest degradation, doubling biodiversity losses from deforestation. Fires have burned an area equivalent to half of the whole forest over the past 15 years, and produce yearly carbon emissions equivalent to 5% of the global amount.Federico Cammelli analyzes micro-level causes of forest fires in the Brazilian Amazon, and the impact of policies and droughts on smallholders’ decisions to use and control fires in his PhD Thesis ”Persistent miscoordination: an economics of Amazon fires".
Digitisation has drastically reduced the costs involved in registering owners of cultivated land. This has made large-scale land registration, which in particular strengthens women's rights in societies where they have a weak position, more relevant for developing countries.
The School of Economics and Business offers a comprehensive range of teaching and research in economics, business administration, organization, entrepreneurship and innovation – as well as philosophy and theory of science.