Timber Supply, Land Allocation, and Economic Efficiency

By William F. Hyde

© 2011 – RFF Press

248 pages

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Hardback: 9781617260421
pub: 2011-01-19
US Dollars$120.00

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About the Book

First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


'Hyde's book explains some of the economic theory which is relevant for modeling long run timber supply and the optimal allocation of forest land to timber production and to other uses, principally recreation. He applies this analysis to two case studies from the important Douglas fir region (roughly the area of Oregon and Washington west of the Cascade crest) which produces about one quarter of the nation's softwood timber…the book is well written. Hyde's prose is clear, and his style is accessible…used as a text in my graduate course in natural resource economics; the book was given consistently good reviews. Any economist concerned with timber supply and the management of public lands should read [this book].' Journal of Economic Literature 'Hyde applies economic efficiency criteria to the management of forests, with an illustrative empirical case study of the Douglas fir forests of the Pacific Northwest… Highly recommended for graduate and undergraduate students. The index is excellent and includes abbreviations, which is a boon to the reader.' Choice

About the Series

RFF Forests, Lands, and Recreation Set

RFF research on forests and land use spans natural, rural, and urban settings. This collection of ten classic books includes three works by Marion Clawson, perhaps the most famous and visionary thinker about forest policy. It includes works that explore the management of public lands for extractive resources as well as for habitat protection and recreation.

The RFF Library Collection brings back landmark books published by Resources for the Future throughout its nearly 60-year history as the pre-eminent research institution devoted exclusively to environmental issues. The Collection offers individuals and institutions the most classic and relevant literature across a range of environmental issues.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Forestry