Previously published as: Environmental Management and Health
Online from: 2003
Subject Area: Environmental Management/Environment
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|Title:||The appropriateness of CGE modelling in analysing the problem of deforestation|
|Author(s):||Luz Centeno Stenberg, (School of Economics, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia), Mahinda Siriwardana, (School of Economics, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia)|
|Citation:||Luz Centeno Stenberg, Mahinda Siriwardana, (2005) "The appropriateness of CGE modelling in analysing the problem of deforestation", Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Vol. 16 Iss: 5, pp.407 - 420|
|Keywords:||Economic policy, Forestry, Modelling|
|Article type:||General review|
|DOI:||10.1108/14777830510614303 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The paper reviews recent developments in utilising computable general equilibrium (CGE) models to analyse forestry policies. The paper highlights the application of CGE modelling to deforestation and forestry issues.
Design/methodology/approach – The analysis is carried out by comparing different CGE models available in the literature, which have analysed the economic consequences of deforestation and changes in forestry policies.
Findings – The use of CGE models in analysing forestry issues is still in its early stages. There is room for innovation and improvement in the various models used.
Practical implications – The paper emphasises the relevance of general equilibrium analysis in the evaluation of both micro- and macro-economic policies on forestry. It encourages researchers to use general equilibrium analysis in their study of environmental problems.
Originality/value – The paper highlights the contribution and possible benefits of utilising CGE models in analysing environmental problems such as deforestation, especially in the context of environment-economics trade-off.
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