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    • Empirical analysis of scoring auctions for oil and gas leases 

      Sant'Anna, Marcelo Castello Branco
      I study a scoring auctions implemented in Brazil to sell oil exploration rights. Differently from most sales of this kind, bidders had to submit a multi-dimensional bid that included a bonus and an exploratory program. A ...
    • How green is sugarcane ethanol? 

      Sant'Anna, Marcelo Castello Branco
      Biofuels offer one approach for reducing carbon emissions in transportation. However, the agricultural expansion needed to produce biofuels may endanger tropical forests. I use a dynamic model of land use to disentangle ...