Global Forest Products Model
Edited by Dr. Joseph Buongiorno, Dr. Shushuai Zhu Ph.D., Dr. Dali Zhang, Dr. James Turner, Dr. David Tomberlin
Hardback 300 PP ISBN 9780121413620
The Global Forest Products Model (GFPM) book provides a complete
introduction to this widely applied computer model. The GFPM is a dynamic economic
equilibrium model that is used to predict production, consumption, trade, and prices of
14 major forest products in 180 interacting countries. The book thoroughly documents
the methods, data, and computer software of the model, and demonstrates the model's
usefulness in addressing international economic and environmental issues.
The Global Forest Products Model is written by an international multi-disciplinary
team and is ideal for graduate students and professionals in forestry, natural resource
economics, and related fields. It explains trends in world forest industries in the simplest
terms by explaining the economic theory underlying the model. It describes six applications
of the GFPM, three of which were commissioned by the Food Agriculture of the United
Nations, the USDA Forest Service, and New Zealand Research.
The authors show how to apply the model to real issues such as the effects of the
Asian economic crisis on the forest sector, the effects of eliminating tariffs on international
trade and production, and the international effects of national environmental policies.
They provide complete explanations on how to use the GFPM software, prepare the data,
make the forecasts, and summarize the results with tables and graphs.
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