Social Implications of Laws Regulating Forest Cutting Practices
Proliferation of legislation affecting forest cutting practices may lead to overreactive, inefficient regulation. Benefit-cost analysis provides a means for evaluating the consequences of such legislation, but would require collecting data not generally available. The type of data needed, and possible practical application in coordination with land-use planning, are discussed.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Professor of Forestry economics, West Virginia University, Morgantown
Publication date: 1975-05-01
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