Wood Products Consumers, Producers, and National Forest Timber Flow Policy
Cost-benefit analyses of alternative timber-flow policies on the national forests should be expanded to include broader definitions of costs and benefits and to explicitly consider the distribution of policy impacts across groups and geographic regions. A minimal set of incident groups would include product consumers, timber professors, stumpage producers, and governmental agencies. Estimation of costs and benefits is illustrated for an increase of 2.4 billion board feet in national forest harvest.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Principal Economist, at the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Portland, Oregon
Publication date: 1977-10-01
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