FORE215-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Introduction to Forest Economics

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

Description

Forestry in the national economy. Forest industries, and forest accounting. Taxation and forestry. Forest valuation. Project appraisal, design and budgeting. Social economics.

The course will provide an understanding of the principles of forest economics, and their application to investment analysis, forestry markets and evaluation of non-timber benefits of forests.

Learning Outcomes

Students will:
- understand the principles and tools used to evaluate forestry timber investments;
- understand the principles and tools used to evaluate non-timber benefits of forests; and
- be able to apply economic principles to analysing the supply and demand of forestry products. Skills in statistical analysis will be applied int his part of the course.

Pre-requisites

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 E14 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 F3 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 F3 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 15:00 - 17:00 Psychology - Sociology 151 (22/8)
Forestry 252 Computer Lab (18/7-15/8, 12/9-17/10)
16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 15:00 - 17:00 Forestry 252 Computer Lab 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Lecturer

David Evison

Textbooks

Recommended Reading

Blackburne, Mark. et al; Business management for logging; 2nd ed; Future Forests Research, 2009.

Additional Textbooks:

Crawley, M.J. (2005) Statistics. An Introduction using R. EPS Library, QA 276.12.C911
Klemperer, W.D. (2003) Forest Resource Economics and Finance. EPS Library, SD 393.K64
Silyn-Roberts, H. (2005 or 2012). Writing for Science. A practical handbook for science, engineering and technology students (2nd or 3rd ed). EPS Library, T11 R644 2002 or 2012

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $937.00

International fee $4,363.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see School of Forestry.

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