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A Socio-economic Analysis of French Public Timber Sales

  • Gerard Marty

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    (Laboratoire d'Economie Forestière, INRA - AgroParisTech)

  • Raphaele Preget

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    (Laboratoire d'Economie Forestière, INRA - AgroParisTech)

This socio-economic study aims to better understand the functioning and the evolution of timber sales held by the French public forest service. The auction mechanism is the historical institution which has been used in France for centuries. The recent will to develop supply contracts through private agreements is a major change in the French timber industry. It accurately raises questions about the timber prices issue.

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