Joseph Buongiorno

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The theory of demand and supply implies a positive relationship, or ‘‘price transmission’’ between the prices of products at different stages of manufacturing. This relationship was investigated with quarterly prices of softwood stumpage in the US South, and national prices of forest products, from 1977 to 2002. All prices, net of inflation, were found to(More)
The Global Forest Products Model (GFPM) is a dynamic economic equilibrium model of the world forest sector. It predicts the production, consumption, imports, exports, and prices, of 14 product groups in 180 countries. The model describes how world forests and their industries interact through international trade. This paper highlights the methods, data, and(More)
A density-dependent matrix growth model of uneven-aged loblolly pine stands was developed with data from 991 permanent plots in the southern United States. The model predicts the number of pine, soft hardwood, and hard hardwood trees in 13 diameter classes, based on equations for ingrowth, upgrowth, and mortality. Projections of 6 to 10 years agreed with(More)
This study sought optimal sustainable management regimes of uneven-aged Norway spruce-dominated stands with multiple objectives. The criteria were financial returns, CO2 sequestration and diversity of tree size and species. At prevailing timber prices, harvest and transport costs, and interest rates, uneven-aged management for timber alone was most(More)
BACKGROUND Forests of the Midwest U.S. provide numerous ecosystem services. Two of these, carbon sequestration and wood production, are often portrayed as conflicting. Currently, carbon management and biofuel policies are being developed to reduce atmospheric CO2 and national dependence on foreign oil, and increase carbon storage in ecosystems. However, the(More)
Data from a large-scale oontingent valuation study are used to investigate the effects of forest attribum on willingness to pay for forest rccroation in Ireland. Iu particular, the presence of a nature reserve in the forest is found to significantly incseasc the visitors’ willingness to pay. A random utility model is used to estimate the welfare change(More)
A partial equilibrium model was applied to the global forest sector in order to assess regional and global impacts of changes in economic growth, timber supply potentials, and technical trends. The model uses recursive price-endogenous linear programming and deals with eight geographical regions and 16 products. The base line projections of the model gave(More)
Asian gypsy and nun moth ~ntroductlons Into the Unrted States. possrbly arriting 011 imposted Slbertarl coniferous logs, threaten don~estrc forests and product ~narkets and could habe global market consequences. We simulate, using the Global Forest Products Model ( a spatial equilibrium model of* the morld forest sector), the consequences under current(More)
This report presents a relational database with estimates of annual production capacity for all mill locations in the United States where paper, paperboard, or market pulp were produced from 1970 to 2000. Data for more than 500 separate mill locations are included in the database, with annual capacity data for each year from 1970 to 2000 (more than 17,000(More)