This book reviews the status of discipline-wide activity in forest economics and policy research, especially investment levels, past and current program emphasis, program planning, and organizational involvement. It defines strategic directions for forest economics and policy research.
Part 1: Historical, Institutional, and Investment Context 1. Development and Accomplishments of Research Programs 2. Problem Orientation and Investments in Research Programs 3. Impact Evaluation and Planning of Research Programs 4. Organizational Involvement and Management of Research Programs Part 2: Strategic Research Directions 5. Institutional Arrangements Directing Use and Management of Forests 6. Economic Structure and Performance of Forest-Based Industries 7. Development, Dissemination, and Adoption of New Technology 8. Forecasting Demand and Supply of Forest Resources Products 9. Social and Economic Growth of Developing Nations 10. International Trade in Forest and Related Products 11. Wood Fiber Production 12. Timber Harvesting 13. Production and Valuation of Forest and Wildland Recreation 14. Policy Development and Program Administration 15. Resource Assessment, Information Management, and Communications Technology 16. Forestry Sector Environmental Effects 17. Community and Regional Economic Growth and Development 18. Taxation of Forest Products and Forest Resources 19. Distribution and Marketing of Forest Resource Products 20. Forest Resources Law and Legal Processes 21. Management of Fire in Forested Environments 22. Management of Insects and Diseases in Forested Environments 23. Structure and Performance of Nonindustrial Private Forests 24. Production and Valuation of Water from Forested Watersheds Part 3: Future Research Program Directions 25. Challenges and Agendas for Forest Resource Economics and Policy Research in the Coming Decade