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Economics, Statistics and Life Cycle Analysis Research

Project Title :  Analyze and project the impact of potential changes in market structure, technology , and policy on U.S. timber markets and forest managemen
Project Number : FPL-4851-3B
Status : NEW
Start Date : 10-01-2012
End Date : 09-30-2019

View the 4 publications associated with this project.

Principal Investigator:
Kenneth E. Skog

Non Technical Summary
PhotoThe research for this problem will use mathematical economic models to evaluate the potential impact of changes in technology and policy on forest product production and consumption and on amounts of wood use from U.S. forests.

Objectives Summary
Project how structural changes in the U.S. and global economies, changes in technologies, and changes in forest sector related policies will change the timber market outlook, production and trade volumes, and forest management opportunities in the U.S.

Approach Summary
Use economic models to evaluate the potential impact of expansion of wood use for energy in the U.S. and for export, evaluate the impact of impact of expansion of forest biorefineries, and evaluate the impact of expansion of wood-base nanocellulose product production.

Publications associated with this Project

Publication YearTitleDate Posted
2012Effects on U.S. Timber Outlook of Recent Economic Recession, Collapse in Housing Construction, and Wood Energy Trends01/18/13
2013Forest carbon benefits, costs and leakage effects of carbon reserve scenarios in the United States09/06/13
2012Linking global scenarios to national assessments: Experiences from the Resources Planning Act (RPA) Assessment12/07/12
2013Projected US timber and primary forest product market impacts of climate change mitigation through timber set-asides04/11/13

Project Summaries last modified: 08-22-2018