Palmer, Charles

Dr Charles Palmer  

Department

Position held

Assistant Professor in Environment and Development

 

Experience keywords:

development economics; environmental economics; environmental policy; governance; institutions; natural resource management

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Dr Palmer's main research interests are in natural resource use and management, and implications for environment and development.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Environment

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Africa; Asia; Central America; South America

Languages:

German [Spoken: Basic, Written: N/A]; Indonesian [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7107 5093

Publications

2017

Fontes, Francisco and Palmer, Charles (2017) How changes in the prices of milk and beef affect deforestation in Brazil LSE Business Review (14 Feb 2017) Blog entry

Palmer, Charles and Taschini, Luca and Laing, Timothy (2017) Getting more 'carbon bang' for your 'buck' in Acre State, Brazil Ecological Economics. ISSN 0921-8009 (In Press)

Andersen, Lykke E. and Groom, Ben and Killick, Evan and Ledezma, Juan Carlos and Palmer, Charles and Weinhold, Diana (2017) Modelling land use, deforestation, and policy: a hybrid optimisation-heterogeneous agent model with application to the Bolivian Amazon Ecological Economics, 135. 76-90. ISSN 0921-8009

2016

Laing, Timothy and Taschini, Luca and Palmer, Charles (2016) Understanding the demand for REDD+ credits Environmental Conservation, 43 (4). 389-396. ISSN 0376-8929

Carlson, Anna and Palmer, Charles (2016) A qualitative meta-synthesis of the benefits of eco-labeling in developing countries Ecological Economics, 127. 129-145. ISSN 0921-8009

2015

Engel, Stefanie and Palmer, Charles and Taschini, Luca and Urech, Simon (2015) Conservation payments under uncertainty Land Economics, 91 (1). 36-56. ISSN 0023-7639

Laing, Timothy and Palmer, Charles (2015) Economy-wide impacts of REDD when there is political influence Resource and Energy Economics, 40. 107-126. ISSN 0928-7655

2014

Groom, Ben and Palmer, Charles (2014) Relaxing constraints as a conservation policy Environment and Development Economics, 19 (4). 502-528. ISSN 1355-770X

Hilber, Christian A. L. and Palmer, Charles (2014) Urban development and air pollution: evidence from a globalpanel of cities SERC Discussion Paper, 169. Spatial Economics Research Centre, London.

Hilber, Christian A. L. and Palmer, Charles (2014) Urban development and air pollution: evidence from a global panel of cities Working Paper, No. 175. Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London.

Delacote, Philippe and Palmer, Charles and Bakkegaard, Riyong Kim and Jellesmark Thorsen, Bo (2014) Unveiling information on opportunity costs in REDD: who obtains the surplus when policy objectives differ? Resource and Energy Economics, 36 (2). 508-527. ISSN 0928-7655

Delacote, Philippe and Palmer, Charles and Bakkegaard, Riyong Kim and Thorsen, Bo Jellesmark (2014) Unveiling information on opportunity costs in REDD: Who obtains the surplus when policy objectives differ? Resource and Energy Economics, 36 (2). 508-527. ISSN 0928-7655

2013

Engel, Stefanie and Palmer, Charles and Pfaff, Alexander (2013) On the endogeneity of resource comanagement: theory and evidence from Indonesia Land Economics, 89 (2). 308-329. ISSN 0023-7639

Andrade de Sa, Saraly and Di Falco, Salvatore and Palmer, Charles (2013) Dynamics of indirect land-use change: empirical evidence from Brazil Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 65 (3). 377-393. ISSN 0095-0696

2012

MacKenzie, Ian A. and Ohndorf, Markus and Palmer, Charles (2012) Enforcement-proof contracts with moral hazard in precaution: ensuring 'permanence' in carbon sequestration Oxford Economic Papers, 64 (2). 350-374. ISSN 0030-7653

Palmer, Charles and Silber, Tilmann (2012) Trade-offs between carbon sequestration and rural incomes in the N’hambita Community Carbon Project, Mozambique Land Use Policy, 29 (1). 83-93. ISSN 0264-8377

Palmer, Charles and Silber, Tilmann (2012) Trade-offs between carbon sequestration and rural incomes in the N'hambita Community Carbon Project, Mozambique Land Use Policy, 29 (1). 83-93. ISSN 0264-8377

Palmer, Charles and Di Falco, Salvatore (2012) Dynamics of indirect land-use change: empirical evidence from Brazil Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment working paper, No. 74. Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London, UK.

Palmer, Charles and Di Falco, Salvatore (2012) Biodiversity, poverty, and development Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 28 (1). 48-68. ISSN 0266-903X

Engel, Stefanie and Palmer, Charles and Taschini, Luca and Urech, Simon (2012) Cost-effective payments for reducing emissions from deforestation under uncertainty Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment working paper, No. 72. Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London, UK.

Groom, Ben and Palmer, Charles (2012) REDD+ and rural livelihoods Biological Conservation, 154. 42-52. ISSN 0006-3207

2011

Palmer, Charles (2011) Kaza: is the largest wildlife park in the world a conservation challenge too far? Africa at LSE (21 Nov 2011) Blog entry

Palmer, Charles (2011) Property rights and liability for deforestation under REDD+: implications for ‘permanence’ in policy design Ecological Economics, 70 (4). 571-576. ISSN 0921-8009

Andrade de Sa, Saraly and Palmer, Charles and Engel, Stefanie (2011) Ethanol production, food and forests Environmental and Resource Economics, 51 (1). 1-21. ISSN 0924-6460

Engel, Stefanie and Palmer, Charles E. (2011) Complexities of decentralization in a globalizing world Environmental and Resource Economics, 50 (2). 157-174. ISSN 0924-6460

2010

Palmer, Charles (2010) REDD+: property rights and liability Science, 328 (5982). 1105. ISSN 0036-8075

Groom, Ben and Palmer, Charles (2010) Cost-effective provision of environmental services: the role of relaxing market constraints Environment and Development Economics, 15 (2). 219-240. ISSN 1355-770X

Engel, Stefanie and Palmer, Charles and Pfaff, Alexander (2010) Participatory protection in theory and application: paper tigers, fences & fines, or negotiated co-management? Duke environmental economics working paper, 10-02. Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University, Durham, USA.

Andrade de Sa, Saraly and Palmer, Charles and Engel, Stefanie (2010) Ethanol production, food and forests Discussion paper series, 48.2010. Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

MacKenzie, Ian A. and Ohndorf, Markus and Palmer, Charles (2010) Enforcement-proof contracts with moral hazard in precaution: ensuring ‘permanence’ in carbon sequestration Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, 27. Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London, UK.

2009

Andrade, Saraly and Palmer, Charles and Engel, Stefanie (2009) Effects of bioethanol production in Brazil Esc-News (Jun '0).

Palmer, Charles (2009) Rethinking political theory: ethics, justice and global climate change [review] Climate Policy, 9 (6). 684-686. ISSN 1469-3062

Palmer, Charles and Engel, Stefanie (2009) Introduction: reducing CO2 emissions through avoided deforestation In: Palmer, Charles and Engel, Stefanie, (eds.) Avoided Deforestation: Prospects for Mitigating Climate Change. Routledge explorations in environmental economics. Routledge, Oxford, UK, 1-8. ISBN 9780415447126

Engel, Stefanie and Palmer, Charles (2009) Prospects for mitigating climate change through avoided deforestation: conclusions and outlook In: Palmer, Charles and Engel, Stefanie, (eds.) Avoided Deforestation: Prospects for Mitigating Climate Change. Routledge explorations in environmental economics. Routledge, Oxford, UK, 235-250. ISBN 9780415447126

Engel, Stefanie and Palmer, Charles and Berg, Martin (2009) Market-based solutions to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) In: Calvello, Angelo, (ed.) Environmental Alpha: Institutional Investors and Climate Change. Wiley finance. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New Jersey, USA, 213-244. ISBN 9780470290620

Palmer, Charles and Obidzinski, Krystof (2009) Choosing avoided deforestation baselines in the context of government failure: the case of Indonesia's plantations policy In: Palmer, Charles and Engel, Stefanie, (eds.) Avoided Deforestation: Prospects for Mitigating Climate Change. Routledge explorations in environmental economics. Routledge, Oxford, UK, 110-129. ISBN 9780415447126

Engel, Stefanie and Palmer, Charles (2009) Designing payments for environmental services with weak property rights and external interests In: Lipper, Leslie and Sakuyama, Takumi and Stringer, Randy and Zilberman, David, (eds.) Payment for Environmental Services in Agricultural Landscapes: Economic Policies and Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries. Natural resource management and policy, vol. 3. Springer, London, UK. ISBN 9780387729695

Palmer, Charles and Silber, Tilmann (2009) Trade-offs between carbon sequestration and poverty alleviation: preliminary evidence from the N'Hambita Community Carbon Project in Mozambique Research papers in environmental and spatial analysis, 130. Department of Geography and Environment, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 9780853281252

Palmer, Charles and Engel, Stefanie, eds (2009) Avoided deforestation: prospects for mitigating climate change Routledge explorations in environmental economics. Routledge, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780415447126

Palmer, Charles and MacGregor, James (2009) Fuelwood scarcity, energy substitution, and rural livelihoods in Namibia Environment and Development Economics, 14 (6). 693-715. ISSN 1355-770X

Groom, Ben and Palmer, Charles (2009) Environmental services and poverty alleviation: either, or, or both? Discussion paper series, 46.2009. Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

Palmer, Charles and Ohndorf, Markus and MacKenzie, Ian A. (2009) Life's a breach! Ensuring 'permanence' in forest carbon sinks under incomplete contract enforcement Economics working paper series, no. 09/113. Center of Economic Research at ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

Engel, Stefanie and Palmer, Charles (2009) The complexities of decentralization in a globalizing world IED working paper, no. 8. Institute for Environmental Decisions (IED), Zurich, Switzerland.

2008

Palmer, Charles (2008) Deke, O.: Environmental policy instruments for conserving global biodiversity [review] Journal of Economics, 95 (2). 183-185. ISSN 1617-7134

Silber, Tilmann and Palmer, Charles (2008) What role can carbon payments play in poverty alleviation?: analysis of a forestry carbon project in Mozambique. In: Tropentag 2008

Palmer, Charles (2008) The best of both worlds: integrating quantitative and qualitative approaches in forest management research in Indonesia In: Wall, Caleb R. L. and Mollinga, Peter P., (eds.) Fieldwork in Difficult Environments: Methodology as Boundary Work in Development Research. Lit Verlag, Berlin, Germany, 83-109. ISBN 9783825812829

Palmer, Charles (2008) Who, how and for what?: negotiations and outcomes from IPPK agreements between communities and brokers in Malinau In: Moeliono, Moira and Wollenberg, Eva and Limberg, Godwin, (eds.) The Decentralization of Forest Governance: Politics, Economics and the Fight for Control of Forests in Indonesian Borneo. The Earthscan Forestry Library. Earthscan, London, UK, 109-138. ISBN 9781844075867

Palmer, Charles (2008) 'Greening' agriculture in the developing world Rural 21, 42 (3/2008). 30-32. ISSN 1866-8011

Engel, Stefanie and Palmer, Charles (2008) 'Painting the forest REDD?': prospects for mitigating climate change through reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation Ied Newsletter (no. 4).

Groom, Ben and Palmer, Charles (2008) Direct vs indirect payments for environmental services: the role of relaxing market constraints Discussion paper series, no. 36.2008. Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

Engel, Stefanie and Palmer, Charles (2008) 'Painting the forest REDD?': prospects for mitigating climate change through reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation IED working paper, no. 3. Institute for Environmental Decisions (IED), Zurich, Switzerland.

Engel, Stefanie and Palmer, Charles E. (2008) Payments for environmental services as an alternative to logging under weak property rights: the case of Indonesia Ecological Economics, 65 (4). 799-809. ISSN 0921-8009

2007

Soyka, Tamara and Palmer, Charles and Engel, Stefanie (2007) The impacts of tropical biofuel production on land use. In: Tropentag 2007

Engel, Stefanie and Palmer, Charles (2007) The role of decentralization in integrating cross-sectoral demands on forests In: Dubé, Y. C. and Schmithüsen, F., (eds.) Cross-Sectoral Policy Developments in Forestry. CABI, Oxford, UK, 14-23. ISBN 9781845932503

MacGregor, James and Palmer, Charles and Barnes, Jonathon (2007) Forest resources and rural livelihoods in the north-central regions of Namibia Environmental Economics Programme discussion paper, 07-01. International Institute for Environment and Development, London, UK. ISBN 9781843696759

Palmer, Charles and Engel, Stefanie (2007) For better or for worse?: local impacts of the decentralization of Indonesia’s forest sector World Development, 35 (12). 2131-2149. ISSN 0305-750X

Palmer, Charles (2007) The role of leadership in the collective enforcement of community property rights in Indonesia Society and Natural Resources, 20 (5). 397-413. ISSN 0894-1920

2006

Palmer, Charles, ed (2006) The outcomes and their determinants from community-company contracting over forest use in post-decentralization Indonesia Development economics and policy, vol. 5. Peter Lang Publishing Group, Frankfurt, Germany. ISBN 9783631551967

Engel, Stefanie and López, Ramón and Palmer, Charles (2006) Community-industry contracting over natural resource use in a context of weak property rights: the case of Indonesia Environmental and Resource Economics, 33 (1). 73-93. ISSN 0924-6460

Engel, Stefanie and Palmer, Charles (2006) Who owns the right?: the determinants of community benefits from logging in Indonesia Forest Policy and Economics, 8 (4). 434-446. ISSN 1389-9341

2005

Palmer, Charles (2005) The nature of corruption in forest management World Economics, 6 (2). 1-10. ISSN 1468-1838

2004

Atkinson, Giles and Day, Brett and Mourato, Susana and Palmer, Charles (2004) 'Amenity' or 'eyesore'?: negative willingness to pay for options to replace electricity transmission towers Applied Economics Letters, 11 (4). 203-208. ISSN 1350-4851

Palmer, Charles (2004) The role of collective action in determining the benefits from IPPK logging concessions: a case study from Sekatak, East Kalimantan CIFOR working paper, no. 28. Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor Barat, Indonesia.

2003

Engel, Stefanie and Palmer, Charles (2003) Can decentralisation benefit people and forests?: evidence from Indonesia Zef News (no. 14). ISSN 1438-0951

Pearce, David and Palmer, Charles (2003) Public and private spending for environmental protection: a cross-country policy analysis In: Miles, David and Myles, Gareth and Preston, Ian, (eds.) The Economics of Public Spending. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 267-318. ISBN 9780199260331

Palmer, Charles (2003) The physical and economic accounts for UK fisheries Office for National Statistics (ONS), UK Government, London, UK.

Richards, Michael and Palmer, Charles and Frickmann Young, Carlos and Obidzinski, Krystof (2003) Higher international standards or rent-seeking race to the bottom?: the impacts of forest product trade liberalisation on forest governance A background paper for the Global Project: Impact Assessment of Forest Products Trade in Promotion of Sustainable Forest Management, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Rome, Italy.

2002

Pearce, David and Pearce, Corin and Palmer, Charles, eds (2002) Valuing the environment in developing countries: case studies Valuing the environment in developing countries, vol. 1. Edward Elgar Publishing Group, Gloucestershire, UK. ISBN 9781840641486

2001

Pearce, David and Palmer, Charles (2001) Public and private spending for environmental protection: a cross-country policy analysis Fiscal Studies, 22 (4). 403-456. ISSN 1475-5890

Palmer, Charles (2001) The extent and causes of illegal logging: an analysis of a major cause of tropical deforestation in Indonesia Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE), University College London, London, UK.

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Dr Palmer joined the Department of Geography and Environment as a Lecturer in September 2009. Previously he was a Senior Researcher at the Chair of Environmental Policy and Economics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He holds a BA in Biological Sciences from Oxford University, a MSc in Environmental and Resource Economics from University College London and a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Bonn, Germany. He primarily works in the fields of environmental and development economics, has published widely, and has worked for a number of international organisations including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in New York, and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in Indonesia. In 2009, he co-edited (with Stefanie Engel) a book on policy to implement strategies on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD), Avoided Deforestation: Prospects for Mitigating Climate Change (Routledge).

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