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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||THE JOURNAL OF THE JAPANESE FORESTRY SOCIETY|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
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