FORE435-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Forest Economics 2

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


Project analysis, forest valuation, risk and uncertainty. Forestry as a business.

The course will cover a number of topics in economic theory and practical applications. The course is designed to extend your knowledge and give you practice at using the tools. There is an emphasis on economic tools to help analyze issues facing managers of commercial forests.

Learning Outcomes

Students will:
o Analyse policy and economic issues relating to forestry in New Zealand using economic tools and concepts
o Present and discuss the strategic issues facing the New Zealand commercial forestry sector.
o Find and analyse publicly-available data on the forestry sector and the economic environment
o Analyse the forestry sector in one region of New Zealand and recommend options for future processing based on an assessment of the profitability of processing, the quality and quantity of the local resource and the prospects in New Zealand’s current markets


FORE215 or subject to approval of the Head of Department.


FORE211, FORE425


David Evison


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Lab Assignments 20% 10 labs at 2% each
Report on regional forestry sector - draft 10%
Report on regional forestry sector - final 20%
End of Year Exam 30%
Mid-Term Test 20%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,164.00

International fee $5,250.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Forestry .

All FORE435 Occurrences

  • FORE435-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023