Public Timber Policy and the Wood-Products Industry

R. Deacon and M. B. Johnson (eds.), Forest Lands, Public and Private, Bollinger Publishing Co., 1985

14 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2013

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Barney Dowdle

University of Washington (Deceased)

Steve H. Hanke

Johns Hopkins University - Department of Economics

Date Written: 1985

Abstract

The wood-products industry, which produces lumber, plywood, and various other wood products, is an important sector of the overall economy. Numerous regional and local economies are highly dependent upon the production of wood products, which are also important inputs to other industries, especially housing. It has been estimated that 14 percent of the cost of a new single-family home consists of expenditures on lumber and wood products. The slump in housing starts that accompanied the recent recession severely impacted the wood-products industry. This impact was most serious in western states where many producers are dependent upon public timber supplies. A number of important policy questions have been raised because of apparent causality in this relationship between the public and private sectors.

Keywords: Hanke, Steve, Dowdle, Barney, Public Timber Policy, Wood Products, Industry, Forest, Lands, Private, Bollinger

Suggested Citation

Dowdle, Barney and Hanke, Steve H., Public Timber Policy and the Wood-Products Industry (1985). R. Deacon and M. B. Johnson (eds.), Forest Lands, Public and Private, Bollinger Publishing Co., 1985. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2234024

Barney Dowdle

University of Washington (Deceased)

Seattle, WA 98195
United States

Steve H. Hanke (Contact Author)

Johns Hopkins University - Department of Economics ( email )

3400 Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218-2685
United States
410-516-7183 (Phone)
410-516-8996 (Fax)

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