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A Dynamic Model of Timber Markets

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A theoretical model of the dynamics of timber markets is developed. The adjustment process over time which a competitive timber market should undergo as a result of unanticipated demand shifts is analyzed. The adjustment process is characterized by an initial price shock and then a relatively long period of gradually changing prices, harvest ages, and harvest levels. This adjustment leads to a new steady state characterized by a fully regulated forest managed with Faustmann rotations. For. Sci. 36(2):255-264.

Keywords: Timber supply; dynamic control; timber market dynamics; timber market equilibriums

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Publication date: June 1, 1990

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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.
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