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Estimating Armington elasticities for sawnwood and application to the French Forest Sector Model

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  • Sauquet, Alexandre
  • Lecocq, Franck
  • Delacote, Philippe
  • Caurla, Sylvain
  • Barkaoui, Ahmed
  • Garcia, Serge

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Domestic and foreign forest products consumptions are considered imperfectly substitutable in the French Forest Sector Model (FFSM). This assumption is justified by product heterogeneities that depend on production places, by the consumers habits or by the market structure. It leads us to implement the international trade in the FFSM via the Armington's theory of the demand for products distinguished by place of production. In this paper we propose a calibration of Armington's elasticities of substitution between French and foreign forest products. System-GMM estimators are applied to identify robust parameters using a panel data from France customs service.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Resource and Energy Economics.

Volume (Year): 33 (2011)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 771-781

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Handle: RePEc:eee:resene:v:33:y:2011:i:4:p:771-781

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Keywords: Armington elasticities; International timber trade; Forest Sector Modeling; France;

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  1. Caurla, Sylvain & Delacote, Philippe & Lecocq, Franck & Barkaoui, Ahmed, 2013. "Stimulating fuelwood consumption through public policies: An assessment of economic and resource impacts based on the French Forest Sector Model," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 63(C), pages 338-347.
  2. Latta, Gregory S. & Sjølie, Hanne K. & Solberg, Birger, 2013. "A review of recent developments and applications of partial equilibrium models of the forest sector," Journal of Forest Economics, Elsevier, vol. 19(4), pages 350-360.

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