Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorBauch, Simone Carolinaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-06T16:02:46Z
dc.date.available2011-08-06T16:02:46Z
dc.date.issued2002-05-10en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-06092004-112003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/10048
dc.description.abstractThe logging industry of the Amazon is a topic that has received little attention in the literature, beyond specific single firm case studies. This has not allowed estimation of cost and production functions that can be used to predict changes in the industry in response to external market factors or government policies. Cost functions and rents are very important to characterize the dynamics of industry behavior, as well as providing important information for future policies. This study relies on a survey of 527 firms to estimate harvest, transportation, and milling cost functions for the logging industry in the Brazilian Amazon, finding variables such as labor cost, distance from the forest to the sawmill, equipment and frontier type to significantly affect the total and marginal cost of each activity. Rents are also estimated for different sampled milling centers, and a cost minimizing mathematical programming model is presented that explains the advance of the logging frontier in Brazil.en_US
dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartBauch_Thesis2.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectBrazilen_US
dc.subjectlogging industryen_US
dc.subjectcost functionsen_US
dc.subjectAmazonen_US
dc.subjectrentsen_US
dc.titleCost and rents to logging in the Brazilian Amazonen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentForestryen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineForestryen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairAmacher, Gregory S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMerry, Frank D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTaylor, Daniel B.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-06092004-112003en_US
dc.date.sdate2004-06-09en_US
dc.date.rdate2006-08-05
dc.date.adate2004-08-05en_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record