Log Export Restrictions: Some Findings

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Economic efficiency and income distributional consequences of a ban on log exports from the United States were studied under alternative assumptions about Japanese response. The study predicts modestly lower log prices and a decreased cut. Lumber prices, however, may rise or fall. The redistributional effect largely favors log processors at the expense of log producers, and effects on lumber consumers are small.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor of Economics, Utah State University, Logan

Publication date: December 1, 1980

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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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