Economics at your fingertips  

Knock on wood: managing forests for carbon in the presence of natural disturbance risk

Alexandra Siebel-McKenna, Craig Johnston and Gerrit van Kooten

Spatial Economic Analysis, 2020, vol. 15, issue 3, 299-310

Abstract: Carbon prices are used to induce forest managers to adopt longer rotation periods, leading to higher carbon sequestration in the ecosystem and storage in harvested wood products. However, national governments can choose whether or not to include emissions from natural disturbances in carbon accounting schemes. Using a stochastic dynamic programming model, we study optimal forest manager behaviour in the presence of natural disturbance risk and under a range of carbon prices, which we then use to calculate the carbon offsets so generated. Excluding such risk results in a reduced ability to use carbon prices to influence forest manager behaviour.

Date: 2020
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from

DOI: 10.1080/17421772.2019.1701700

Access Statistics for this article

Spatial Economic Analysis is currently edited by Bernie Fingleton and Danilo Igliori

More articles in Spatial Economic Analysis from Taylor & Francis Journals
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Chris Longhurst ().

Page updated 2021-07-01
Handle: RePEc:taf:specan:v:15:y:2020:i:3:p:299-310