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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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  • Sauquet, Alexandre & Lecocq, Franck & Delacote, Philippe & Caurla, Sylvain & Barkaoui, Ahmed & Garcia, Serge, 2011. "Estimating Armington elasticities for sawnwood and application to the French Forest Sector Model," Resource and Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 33(4), pages 771-781.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:resene:v:33:y:2011:i:4:p:771-781
    DOI: 10.1016/j.reseneeco.2011.04.001
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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.
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    3. Lobianco, Antonello & Delacote, Philippe & Caurla, Sylvain & Barkaoui, Ahmed, 2015. "The importance of introducing spatial heterogeneity in bio-economic forest models: Insights gleaned from FFSM++," Ecological Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 309, pages 82-92.
    4. Hurmekoski, Elias & Hetemäki, Lauri & Linden, Mika, 2015. "Factors affecting sawnwood consumption in Europe," Forest Policy and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 50(C), pages 236-248.
    5. Vincent Bertrand & Sylvain Caurla & Elodie Le Cadre & Philippe Delacote, 2017. "Heat or power: how to increase the use of energy wood at the lowest costs?," Working Papers 2017-12, CRESE.
    6. Caurla, Sylvain & Garcia, Serge & Niedzwiedz, Alexandra, 2015. "Store or export? An economic evaluation of financial compensation to forest sector after windstorm. The case of Hurricane Klaus," Forest Policy and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 61(C), pages 30-38.

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    Keywords

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

    JEL classification:

    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • C15 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Statistical Simulation Methods: General
    • Q23 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Forestry
    • Q28 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Government Policy

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