The Global Forest Products Model: Structure, Estimation, and Applications by Joseph Buongiorno, Shushuai Zhu, Dali Zhang, James Turner | | 9780121413620 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Global Forest Products Model: Structure, Estimation, and Applications

The Global Forest Products Model: Structure, Estimation, and Applications

by Joseph Buongiorno, Shushuai Zhu, Dali Zhang, James Turner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0121413624

ISBN-13: 9780121413620

Pub. Date: 03/10/2003

Publisher: Elsevier Science

The Global Forest Products Model (GFPM) book provides a complete introduction to this widely applied computer model. The GFPM is a dynamic economic equilibrium model that is used to predict production, consumption, trade, and prices of 14 major forest products in 180 interacting countries. The book thoroughly documents the methods, data, and computer

Overview

The Global Forest Products Model (GFPM) book provides a complete introduction to this widely applied computer model. The GFPM is a dynamic economic equilibrium model that is used to predict production, consumption, trade, and prices of 14 major forest products in 180 interacting countries. The book thoroughly documents the methods, data, and computer software of the model, and demonstrates the model's usefulness in addressing international economic and environmental issues.

The Global Forest Products Model is written by an international multi-disciplinary team and is ideal for graduate students and professionals in forestry, natural resource economics, and related fields. It explains trends in world forest industries in the simplest terms by explaining the economic theory underlying the model. It describes six applications of the GFPM, three of which were commissioned by the Food Agriculture of the United Nations, the USDA Forest Service, and New Zealand Research.

The authors show how to apply the model to real issues such as the effects of the Asian economic crisis on the forest sector, the effects of eliminating tariffs on international trade and production, and the international effects of national environmental policies. They provide complete explanations on how to use the GFPM software, prepare the data, make the forecasts, and summarize the results with tables and graphs.

Comprehensive, and rigorous description of the world forestry sector
Written by an international multi-disciplinary team
Thorough description of data and methods
In-depth applications to modern economic and policy issues
Detailed documentation of the computer software
Suitable for students, researchers, and decision makers

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780121413620
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
03/10/2003
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
0.88(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

PART 1 INTRODUCTION
Ch 1 Background and Objectives
Ch 2 Overview of the Global Forest Products

PART 2 GFPM MODEL CONSTRUCTION
Ch 3 GFPM Structure and Formulation
Ch 4 Model Calibration and Validation

PART 3 GFPM APPLICATIONS
Ch 5 The Base Scenario
Ch 6 Effects of the Asian Economic Crisis
Ch 7 Effects of Tariff Liberalization
Ch. 8 Impact of United States Paper recycling Policies
Ch 9 Effects of Regional trade agreements on New Zealand
Ch 10 Impacts of United States Timber Harvest Restrictions

PART 4 GFPM SOFTWARE
Ch 11 Using the GFPM Software
Ch 12 GFPM Software design and implementation
Ch 13 Summary and Conclusion

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