The impact of oil wealth on forests
Chapter 1 focussed on oil wealth and its impact on the economy, and defined the concept of the ‘Dutch Disease’.This chapter is aimed at bridging from oil and macroeconomics to land use and forests, and thus outlines the key methodologies used in this book. How are land uses and forest conditions affected by oil wealth and its fluctuations over time? From an examination of the literature on the macroeconomic impacts on forests, ten major potential factors of transmission are identified. A framework for the country-case analyses in Chapters 4-9 is developed.