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

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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

Audience: Graduate students and faculty in forestry departments and in related industries, as well as economic and resource advisors.

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"...allows one to simulate how the forest sector operates in different countries and how the countries interact through international trade..."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780121413620
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 3/10/2003
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 0.88 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. James Turner has managed thousands of insider threat cases over the course of his thirty-year career. He is Associate Professor of Forensic Psychology at Alliant International University and President of International Assessment Services, Inc., where he provides consulting and training to corporations and government agencies on how to handle problematic personnel situations. Dr. Turner has served as a consultant to the Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy, the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Nuclear Threat Program, Department of Homeland Security, The Secret Service, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, and many police departments. He has been cited and interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Marketwatch, Nightline, and Fortune, and has made guest appearance on hundreds of radio program throughout the world. He is co-author (with Michael Gelles) of Threat Assessment: A Risk Management Approach (Routledge, 2003, 212 pages, $61.95) and speaks on threat assessment, workplace violence, and leadership throughout the U.S. and Europe.

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Provides a global, well documented forecasting model to help make key decisions in forestry management and economics
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Table of Contents

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

Ch 3 GFPM Structure and Formulation
Ch 4 Model Calibration and Validation

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

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


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