Land allocation between food and energy

Chakravorty, Ujjayant, Hubert, Marie-Hélène and Moreaux, Michel (2014) Land allocation between food and energy. Frontiers of Economics in China, 9 (1). pp. 52-69.

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Abstract

Many countries are promoting biofuels as a substitute for scarce oil. This paper develops a dynamic model of land allocation between food and energy and shows how the model can be calibrated using standard optimization techniques. Some possible implications of the trade-offs between food and energy are discussed. Specifically, we show that the effect of mandates is mainly felt through increased land conversion, which increases indirect carbon emissions. Crude oil prices do not decrease significantly because of leakages.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: 2014
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: biofuel, food, energy, land allocation, mandate
JEL codes: N50 - General, International, or Comparative
Q18 - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
Q38 - Government Policy
Q42 - Alternative Energy Sources
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 17:44
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2018 08:48
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:28221
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/15925

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