TY - JOUR

T1 - Economic analysis of forest management with a long rotation period and a small labor input (I) Behavior of forest owners about an increase in real wage rates

AU - Akao, Kenichi

PY - 1991/1/1

Y1 - 1991/1/1

N2 - This paper examines the influence of an increase in real wage rates on the rotation period and on the labor input, both of which are important input factors for forest management. First, profit functions were formulated around the Net Maximum Sustained Yield (NMSY) rule, the Internal Rate of Return (IRR) rule, the Fisherian rule, and the faustmann rule. Second, under the assumption that these profit functions are strongly concave, comparative statics were developed. The results were as follows: an increase in real wage rates 1) increases the optimal rotation period in the case of the IRR rule, 2) decreases the optimal labor input in the case of the Fisherian rule, and 3) causes at least one of the above results in the case of the NMSY and the faustmann rules.

AB - This paper examines the influence of an increase in real wage rates on the rotation period and on the labor input, both of which are important input factors for forest management. First, profit functions were formulated around the Net Maximum Sustained Yield (NMSY) rule, the Internal Rate of Return (IRR) rule, the Fisherian rule, and the faustmann rule. Second, under the assumption that these profit functions are strongly concave, comparative statics were developed. The results were as follows: an increase in real wage rates 1) increases the optimal rotation period in the case of the IRR rule, 2) decreases the optimal labor input in the case of the Fisherian rule, and 3) causes at least one of the above results in the case of the NMSY and the faustmann rules.

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M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85008070837

VL - 73

SP - 69

EP - 72

JO - THE JOURNAL of THE JAPANESE FORESTRY SOCIETY

JF - THE JOURNAL of THE JAPANESE FORESTRY SOCIETY

SN - 0021-485X

IS - 6

ER -