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Regional Analysis of Forest Industries: Input-Output Methods

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Abstract:

In an effort to better understand the economic role of forest-based industries in Alabama, a 25 sector input-output model of Alabama's economy was constructed for 1977. The model developed in this study is a unique hybridization of primary and secondary data, and it captures many of the advantages of interview based models at a cost only slightly above that of a complete secondary data model. Primary survey data were derived from an extensive mail survey of all of Alabama's mining and manufacturing industries (17 of the 25 endogenous sectors). Secondary data from an aggregated national input-output model and data from the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station were used to model nonsurveyed sectors (8 of 25). The methods allow consistent estimates of taxes paid to two categories of government and give exports and imports determined from survey data. A complete model can be developed within 18 months of the close of the model's base year. Forest Sci. 26:548-560.

Keywords: Alabama forest economy; Regional economics; economic contribution; southern forest industries

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forester, International Paper Company, Monroeville, Alabama

Publication date: 1980-12-01

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.702
    Ranking: 16 of 66 in forestry

    Average time from submission to first decision: 62.5 days*
    June 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017

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