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Economy-wide effects of forestry development scenarios in rural Scotland

Thomson, K. J.; Psaltopoulos, D.


K. J. Thomson

D. Psaltopoulos


The paper investigates the economic impacts of alternative forestry development scenarios on the rural economy of Scotland. The projections of a forestry development model, concerning the planting, harvesting and wood-processing sectors up to the year 2050, are set as exogenous to a regionalised input-output table for rural Scotland, in order to calculate how changes in the output of these forest-related sectors affect other sectors in terms of output, income and market-related employment. Six future development scenarios are presented and applied under three alternative wood-usage assumptions. The impacts of exogenously set forestry output changes on the rural Scottish economy are found to be significant, especially if all additional timber is processed by regional wood processors. © 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Thomson, K. J., & Psaltopoulos, D. (2005). Economy-wide effects of forestry development scenarios in rural Scotland. Forest Policy and Economics, 7(4), 515-525.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date May 1, 2005
Journal Forest Policy and Economics
Print ISSN 1389-9341
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 7
Issue 4
Pages 515-525
Keywords Scottish forestry, regional input–output, impact analysis
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Additional Information Additional Information : Economy and Society Thomson was principal author of Sections 1, 2 and 7; remainder of paper was principally authored by co-author.

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