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I PASS: an interactive policy analysis simulation system.Author(s): Doug Olson; Con Schallau; Wilbur Maki
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-170. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 76 p
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionThis paper describes an interactive policy analysis simulation system(IPASS) that can be used to analyze the long-term economic and demographic effects of alternative forest resource management policies. The IPASS model is a dynamic analytical tool that forecasts growth and development of an economy. It allows the user to introduce changes in selected parameters based on different assumptions about socioeconomic variables. The user can analyze the impact those changes would have on the economy by comparing results of the alternative situation with the original forecast. The program is interactive, and the user needs no previous experience in programing or model building. IPASS has potential use in applied research as well as policy analysis.
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CitationOlson, Doug; Schallau, Con; and Maki, Wilbur. 1984. I PASS: an interactive policy analysis simulation system. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-170. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 76 p
KeywordsEconomic impact, economic theory (-forest management, resource management, Resources Planning Act (RPA), computer programs/programing
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