The Forestry Sector: Impacts of carbon pricing and increased forest fires on the Faustmann model

The course is Resource Economics, which develops the concepts of Social Contract theory, Valuation of resources depending on Property Rights, Market Failures and Policy development. The text book used is: Resource Economics: An economic Approach to Natural Resource and Environmental Policy, Fourth Edition, J.C. Bergstrom, A. Randall.. The paper needs to be a max of 20 pages with a development of the forestry industry and its Property rights. The components of Faustmann model for harvesting and new influences due to changes in the market from risk created by forest fires and new valuation from carbon sequestration. Then after developing the changes in the model review policy implemented relative to these market disruptions and define the public interest. This paper is written from a Canadian perspective though all relevant sources are encouraged.