Forests in a Market Economy

  • Erin O. Sills
  • Karen Lee Abt

Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 72)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Erin O. Sills, Karen Lee Abt
      Pages 1-7
  3. Global Forests

    1. Jacek P. Siry, Frederick W. Cubbage
      Pages 9-21
  4. Private Forests

    1. Frederick W. Cubbage, Anthony G. Snider, Karen Lee Abt, Robert J. Moulton
      Pages 23-38
  5. Timber Production and Markets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-40
    2. Karen Lee Abt, Jeffrey P. Prestemon
      Pages 41-57
    3. Jacek P. Siry, Frederick W. Cubbage, Erin O. Sills
      Pages 59-76
    4. F. Christian Zinkhan, Frederick W. Cubbage
      Pages 77-95
    5. Douglas R. Carter, Jacek P. Siry
      Pages 97-115
    6. David N. Wear, Subhrendu K. Pattanayak
      Pages 117-132
    7. Robert C. Abt, SoEun Ahn
      Pages 133-152
    8. Brian C. Murray, Jeffrey P. Prestemon
      Pages 153-176
    9. Jeffrey P. Prestemon, Joseph Buongiorno, David N. Wear, Jacek P. Siry
      Pages 177-199
  6. Multiple Products from Forests

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Brian C. Murray
      Pages 221-241
    3. Subhrendu K. Pattanayak, Karen Lee Abt, Thomas P. Holmes
      Pages 243-258
    4. Erin O. Sills, Sharachchandra Lele, Thomas P. Holmes, Subhrendu K. Pattanayak
      Pages 259-281
    5. D. Evan Mercer, Subhrendu K. Pattanayak
      Pages 283-299
  7. Non-Market Valuation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Randall A. Kramer, Thomas P. Holmes, Michelle Haefele
      Pages 303-320
    3. Thomas P. Holmes, Kevin J. Boyle
      Pages 321-340
    4. Jeffrey E. Englin, Thomas P. Holmes, Erin O. Sills
      Pages 341-359
    5. Subhrendu K. Pattanayak, David T. Butry
      Pages 361-378

About this book


This book draws together contributions from forest economists in the Research Triangle of North Carolina, with co-authors from institutions around the world. It represents our common belief that rigorous empirical analysis in an economic framework can inform forest policy. We intend the book as a guide to the empirical methods that we have found most useful for addressing both traditional and modem areas of concern in forest policy, including timber production and markets, multiple use forestry, and valuation of non-market benefits. 'The book editors and most chapter authors are affiliated with three institutions in the Research Triangle: the Southern Research Station of the USDA Forest Service (K. Abt, Butry, Holmes, Mercer, Moulton, Prestemon, Wear), the Department of Forestry at North Carolina State University (R. Abt, Ahn, Cubbage, Sills), and the Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Program of Research Triangle Institute (Murray, Pattanayak). Two other Triangle institutions are also represented among the book authors: Duke University (Kramer) and the Forestland Group (Zinkhan). In addition to our primary affiliations, many of us are adjunct faculty and/or graduates of Triangle universities. Many of our co-authors also graduated from or were previously affiliated with Triangle institutions. Thus, the selection of topics, methods, and case studies reflects the work of this particular network of economists, and to some degree, our location in the southeastern United States. However, our work and the chapters encompass other regions of the United States and the world, including Latin America and Asia.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Erin O. Sills
    • 1
  • Karen Lee Abt
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ForestryNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  2. 2.Southern Research StationUSDA Forest ServiceResearch Triangle ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6177-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0219-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5480
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-1334
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