Resource Center

Advanced Search
Technical Papers
Working Papers
Research Memoranda
GTAP-L Mailing List
CGE Books/Articles
Important References
Submit New Resource

GTAP Resources: Resource Display

GTAP Resource #2215

"Introducing Forest Access Cost Functions into a General Equilibrium Model"
by Gouel, Christophe and Thomas Hertel

The purpose of this Research Memorandum is to propose an approach to incorporating forest access cost functions into global general equilibrium models such as GTAP. Towards this end, we develop a long run access cost function which can be calibrated to national data on total forest land, currently inaccessible forest land, forest land rents, and expected rates of return on investment. This is illustrated for an 11 region aggregation of the GTAP-AEZ data base. We find that this long run function generates far too high a rate of annual access, and so we introduce a short run component which introduces a quadratic term into the cost function. This can be chosen to target current rates of forest access as reported by the FAO. Finally, we discuss the treatment of this new type of investment in the general equilibrium model.

Keywords: Deforestation, inaccessible forests, cost function, investment.
JEL codes: Q23, Q24, Q27

Resource Details (Export Citation) GTAP Keywords
Category: Research Memorandum
Status: Published
By/In: GTAP Research Memorandum No. 08
Date: 2006
Created: Muthuraman, K. (11/27/2006)
Updated: Batta, G. (3/26/2007)
Visits: 7,429
No keywords have been specified.

If you have trouble accessing any of the attachments below due to disability, please contact the authors listed above.

Public Access
  File format GTAP Resource 2215  (89.9 KB)   Replicated: 0 time(s)

Restricted Access
No documents have been attached.

Special Instructions

Comments (0 posted)
You must log in before entering comments.

No comments have been posted.