FORE435-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Forest Economics 2

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


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:

Analyse policy and economic issues relating to forestry in New Zealand using economic tools and concepts; (Washington Accord WA1, 2; UC EEI3, 4)
Present and discuss the strategic issues facing the New Zealand commercial forestry sector; (WA1, 2; EEI2, 3)
Find and analyse publicly-available data on the forestry sector and the economic environment; (WA1, 2: EEI3)
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 (WA2, EEI1, 2, 3)

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.


FORE215 or subject to approval of the Head of Department.


FORE211, FORE425

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 315
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Ernest Rutherford 225
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 A9 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 08:00 - 10:00 Forestry 252 Computer Lab
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 11:00 James Logie 214-Mac Computer Lab
15 Jul - 18 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct


David Evison

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,197.00

International fee $5,438.00

* 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

  • FORE435-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024