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The steady-state treatment of forestry in CGE models

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  • Luz Centeno Stenberg
  • Mahinda Siriwardana

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This paper provides a critical examination of the implicit assumption in steady-state forestry modelling, particularly those employed in CGE models. That is, forests are characterised by steady-state conditions. Therefore, a conceptual model is developed to examine if there is a tendency for forest areas to reach some sort of steady-state. The results from the model simulations show that steady-state does not characterise forest areas. Steady-state is reached after a long period of time, say, 200 years or when a sustainable harvesting regime and regeneration activities are constantly applied and formulated to maintain a set timber volume target.

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  • Luz Centeno Stenberg & Mahinda Siriwardana, 2006. "The steady-state treatment of forestry in CGE models," International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 5(1), pages 1-17.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijarge:v:5:y:2006:i:1:p:1-17
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    1. Stenberg, Luz Centeno & Siriwardana, Mahinda, 2007. "Forest conservation in the Philippines: An economic assessment of selected policy responses using a computable general equilibrium model," Forest Policy and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 9(6), pages 671-693, February.

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