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
     
 

The Global Forest Products Model (GFPM) is a dynamic economic equilibrium model to predict production, consumption, trade, and prices of major forest products in world markets. The model describes how world forests and their industries interact through international trade. The book documents thoroughly the methods, data, and computer software of the model.

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Overview

The Global Forest Products Model (GFPM) is a dynamic economic equilibrium model to predict production, consumption, trade, and prices of major forest products in world markets. The model describes how world forests and their industries interact through international trade. The book documents thoroughly the methods, data, and computer software of the model. Six applications of the model show its usefulness in addressing international economic and environmental issues.

Key Features:
• 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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