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Conference paper, 2009

Cost and value of forest legislation

Nylund, Jan-Erik; Gowda, Juan H


Well-meaning legislation, aiming at protecting natural forest or other forest values, may imply costs to the owners causing them to change to other forms of land use, or to seemingly irrational or illegal behaviour. The issue is illustrated by examples from 17th century Sweden, Costa Rica in the 1990s, and Argentina's pending legal revision. If legislation is to be efficient, the total regulative and supportive packet has to be advantageous to the owners


Legislation; forest owners; forest economics

Published in


World Forestry Congress

Authors' information

Nylund, Jan-Erik
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Products
Gowda, Juan H

UKÄ Subject classification

Forest Science

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