Economic Costs of Withdrawing Timber and Timberland from Commercial Production

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Selection of criteria is the initial step in determining the major costs of withdrawing timberland from commercial production. Impacts on prices and consumer expenditures for wood products are likely to be important at the national level. Employment effects or consequences for revenues to local government may be significant aspects for study at the state or regional level. Analyses will frequently start with the reduction in timber output and translation of this reduction into losses in timber industry employment or payrolls. Regional employment or income effects may then be estimated by the application of a multiplier derived by input-output, export-base, or econometric techniques.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor of Forest Economics at the University of California, Berkeley

Publication date: July 1, 1978

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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