Discussion Paper: König-Faustmannism: A Critique

Authors: Oderwald, Richard G.; Duerr, William A.

Source: Forest Science, Volume 36, Number 1, 1 March 1990 , pp. 169-174(6)

Publisher: Society of American Foresters

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The König-Faustmann form of marginal analysis derives a valid estimate of the financially optimal rotation for individual trees and other indivisible forest capital: forests whose age-class structure is not to be changed. For divisible capital, the applicable form of the marginal model derives a shorter rotation because it allows for interactions among forest compartments. For. Sci. 36(1):169-174.

Keywords: Gottlob König; Martin Faustmann; current net worth; financial maturity; land-expectation value; marginal revenue and cost; maximum net return; optimal timber rotation

Document Type: Discussion

Affiliations: Distinguished Professor at the State University of New York, Syracuse; more Recently Thomas M. Brooks Professor of Forestry, Forestry Department, VPI & SU

Publication date: March 1, 1990

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