Skip to Main Content
Forest product trade impacts of an invasive species: modeling structure and intervention trade-offsAuthor(s): Jeffrey Prestemon; Shushuai Zhu; James A. Turner; Joseph Buongiorno; Ruhong Li
Source: Agricultural and Resource Economics Review. 35(1): 128-143
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
PDF: View PDF (1.66 MB)
DescriptionAsian gypsy and nun moth introductions into the United States, possibly arriving on imported Siberian coniferous logs, threaten domestic forests and product markers and could have global market consequences. We simulate, using the Global Forest Products Model (a spatial equilibrium model of the world forest sector), the consequences under current policies of a widespread, successful pest invasion, and of plausible trading partner responses to the successful invasion. We find that trade liberalization would have a negligible effect on U.S. imports of Siberian logs and, consequently, on the risk of a pest invasion. But, if it happened, possibly through trade in other commodities, a successful and widespread pest invasion would have large effects on producers and consumers over the period 2002 to 2030.
- You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationPrestemon, Jeffrey, P.; Zhu, Shushuai; Turner, James A.; Buongiorno, Joseph; Li, Ruhong. 2006. Forest product trade impacts of an invasive species: modeling structure and intervention trade-offs. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review. 35(1): 128-143
KeywordsAsian gypsy moth, trade, invasive species, welfare, spatial equilibrium model
- Some timber product market and trade implications of an invasive defoliator: the case of Asian lymantria in the United States
- Potential economic impact of limiting the international trade of timber as a phytosanitary measure
- Understanding trade pathways to target biosecurity surveillance
XML: View XML