Jimena Rico-Straffon

Jimena Rico-Straffon
University of California, Santa Barbara | UCSB · Department of Economics

PhD in Economics

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Introduction
Economics Ph.D. student at the University of California, Santa Barbara conducting applied economic research on environment, development, and labor.
Additional affiliations
October 2015 - August 2019
Banco de México
Position
  • Economist
June 2014 - September 2015
World Wildlife Fund
Position
  • Consultant
July 2011 - June 2013
Instituto Nacional de Ecología
Position
  • Analyst
Education
August 2019 - June 2024
August 2013 - May 2015
Duke University
Field of study
  • Public Policy
June 2006 - May 2011

Publications

Publications (4)
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Concessions that grant logging rights to firms support economic development, based on forest resources. Eco-certifications place sustainability restrictions on the operation of such logging concessions. Using a spatially detailed panel and new DID estimators, we estimate the 2002-2018 impacts on forests in the Peruvian Amazon of both logging conces...
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In this paper, we use geospatial data and difference-in-differences models to identify the deforestation effects, during 2000-2013, of the leading forest policies in the Peruvian Amazon: i) logging concessions, ii) third-party certification of concessions, and iii) Protected Areas (PAs). We find that on average logging concessions have no effect on...

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