FORE215-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Introduction to Forest Economics

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020

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 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 08:00 - 09:00 Jack Erskine 340 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 252 Lecture Theatre 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 17:00 - 18:00 Meremere 105 Lecture Theatre 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 16:00 - 18:00 Forestry 252 Computer Lab 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00 Forestry 252 Computer Lab 13 Jul - 16 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00 Meremere 526 17 Aug - 23 Aug

Lecturer

David Evison

Textbooks / Resources

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 $975.00

International fee $4,800.00

* 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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