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From the Publisher"...allows one to simulate how the forest sector operates in different countries and how the countries interact through international trade..."
--JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC LITERATURE
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
Audience: Graduate students and faculty in forestry departments and in related industries, as well as economic and resource advisors.
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