The Timber Bubble that Burst

The Timber Bubble that Burst

That an unexpected change in macroeconomic policy created a gargantuan forecast error that drove a wedge between timber contract prices and ex post facto timber contract values. 2. That alternative timber sale procedures would have ...

Author: Joe P. Mattey

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195062755

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 118

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This is a book about bubble prices, and their consequences, in the timber industry of the Pacific Northwest from 1979-1984. Bubble prices--unusual and rapid rises (and eventual drops) in the prices of a commodity--have been of theoretical interest to economists for many years. This study examines the unusual movements in the price of federal timber and the subsequent recession in the Northwest when timber buyers delayed harvests in order to postpone the realization of their losses on the contracts. Mattey argues that it was not so much the actions of the Federal Reserve, which had been widely blamed for the crisis, but rather the actions of the buyers themselves that caused the recession.
Categories: Business & Economics

Death on the Fourth of July

Death on the Fourth of July

For an account of the timber bubble of the 1980s, see Joe P. Mattey, The Timber Bubble That Burst: Government Policy and the Bailout of 1984 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990). See Vlad Ivanovich, “If you are white, then naturally ...

Author: David A. Neiwert

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466888944

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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On July 4, 2000, three young Asian American men visiting the small town of Ocean Shores, Washington, were attacked by a group of skinheads in the parking lot of a Texaco station. Threats and slurs gave way to violence and, ultimately, a fatal stabbing. But this tragedy culminated with a twist. A young white man, flaunting a Confederate flag just moments before, was slain by one of his would-be victims. In the ensuing murder trial, a harsh lesson on what it really means to be an American unfolded, exposing the layers of distrust between minorities and whites in rural America and revealing the dirty little secret that haunts many small towns: hate crime. In Death on the Fourth of July, veteran journalist David Neiwert explores the hard questions about hate crimes that few are willing to engage. He shares the stories behind the Ocean Shores case through first-hand interviews, and weaves them through an expert examination of the myths, legal issues, and history surrounding these controversial crimes. Death on the Fourth of July provides the most clear-headed and rational thinking on this loaded issue yet published, all within the context of one compelling real-life tragedy.
Categories: Social Science

Ecology Against Capitalism

Ecology Against Capitalism

21 Joe P. Mattey, The Timber Bubble That Burst (New York: Oxford University Press, 1990), pp. 39; and Portland Oregonian, October 15,1990. 22 Eugene RegisterGuard, May 24,1992. 23 Eugene RegisterGuard, October 26,1992.

Author: John Bellamy Foster

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781583675083

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

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In recent years John Bellamy Foster has emerged as a leading theorist of the Marxist perspective on ecology. His seminal book Marx's Ecology (Monthly Review Press, 2000) discusses the place of ecological issues within the intellectual history of Marxism and on the philosophical foundations of a Marxist ecology, and has become a major point of reference in ecological debates. This historical and philosophical focus is now supplemented by more directly political engagement in his new book, Ecology against Capitalism. In a broad-ranging treatment of contemporary ecological politics, Foster deals with such issues as pollution, sustainable development, technological responses to environmental crisis, population growth, soil fertility, the preservation of ancient forests, and the "new economy" of the Internet age. Foster's introduction sets out the unifying themes of these essays enabling the reader to draw from them a consolidated approach to a rapidly-expanding field of debate which is of critical importance in our times. Within these debates on the politics of ecology, Foster's work develops an important and distinctive perspective. Where many of these debates assume a basic divergence of "red" and "green" issues, and are concerned with the exact terms of a trade-off between them, Foster argues that Marxismproperly understoodalready provides the framework within which ecological questions are best approached. This perspective is advanced here in accessible and concrete form, taking account of the major positions in contemporary ecological debate.
Categories: Political Science

Selected References Concerning the USDA Forest Service

Selected References Concerning the USDA Forest Service

Mattey , Joe P. 1990 The Timber Bubble That Burst : Government Policy and the Bailout of 1984. New York , NY : Oxford University Press . R - 6 . Matthews , Olen Paul ; Amy Haak ; and Kathyrn Toffenetti 1985 " Mining and Wilderness ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951D018014030

Category: Forest policy

Page: 343

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Categories: Forest policy

Forest Economics

Forest Economics

The Timber Bubble that Burst: Government Policy and the Bailout of 1 984. New York: Oxford University Press. Musgrave, Richard A., and Peggy B. Musgrave. 1989. Public Finance in Theory and Practice. 5th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Author: Daowei Zhang

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774821551

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 412

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A firm grounding in economics is integral to sound forestry policies and practices. This book, a major revision and expansion of Peter H. Pearse's 1990 classic, is an essential textbook for forestry students. Updated and enhanced with advanced empirical presentation of materials, it covers the basic economic principles and concepts and their application to modern forest management and policy issues. Forest Economics reflects the authors' more than fifty years of combined experience in teaching forest economics in the United States and Canada. Its comprehensive and systematic analysis of forest issues makes it an indispensable resource for students and practitioners of forest management, natural resource conservation, and environmental studies.
Categories: Business & Economics

Handbook of Environmental and Resource Economics

Handbook of Environmental and Resource Economics

Mattey, J.P. ( I990), The Timber Bubble that Burst: government policy and the bailout of 1984, New York: Oxford University Press. Merrifield, DE and R.W. Haynes (1985), 'A cost analysis of the lumber and plywood industries in two ...

Author: Jeroen C. J. M. Van den Bergh

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781843768586

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1328

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This major reference book comprises specially commissioned surveys in environmental and resource economics written by an international team of experts. Authoritative yet accessible, each entry provides a state-of-the-art summary of key areas that will be invaluable to researchers, practitioners and advanced students.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Economics of Nature and the Nature of Economics

The Economics of Nature and the Nature of Economics

Mattey, J.P. (1990), The timber bubble that burst: governmentpolicy and the bailout of 1984, New York: Oxford University Press. Meadows, D.H., D.L. Meadows and J. Randers (1992), Beyond The Limits, London: Earthscan.

Author: Cutler J. Cleveland

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781843761419

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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The writing style is clear and sophisticated, and the quality of production high. Steve Harrison, Economic Analysis and Policy . . . what we have in this anthropology is a very readable collection of well written articles which explore the limits of both conventional economic theory and new approaches . . . For a general reader involved in sustainable development the book is a good compilation of current approaches . . . The style and technical level in the articles makes this book usable at levels from undergraduate university through the governmental sectors. Its broad range and readable style makes the collection a good working reference volume. Edward J. Linky, Natural Resources Forum This book discusses important recent developments in the theory, concepts and empirical applications of ecological economics and sustainable development. The editors have assembled a fascinating collection of papers from some of the leading scholars in the field of ecological economics. Topics covered include: the contribution of classical economics to ecological economics alternatives to the growth paradigm and Gross Domestic Product valuation in ecological economics and indicators of natural resource scarcity case studies of sustainable development critical reviews of the environmental Kuznets curve green national accounting. This will be an invaluable text for scholars, policy analysts and students interested in sustainable development and ecological, environmental and resource economics.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Anthropology of Postindustrialism

The Anthropology of Postindustrialism

The Timber Bubble that Burst: Government Policy and the Bailout of 1984. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990. McCarthy, James. “First World Political Ecology: Lessons from the Wise Use Movement.” Environment and Planning A 34 ...

Author: Ismael Vaccaro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317372790

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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This volume explores how mechanisms of postindustrial capitalism affect places and people in peripheral regions and de-industrializing cities. While studies of globalization tend to emphasize localities newly connected to global systems, this collection, in contrast, analyzes the disconnection of communities away from the market, presenting a range of ethnographic case studies that scrutinize the framework of this transformative process, analyzing new social formations that are emerging in the voids left behind by the de-industrialization, and introducing a discussion on the potential impacts of the current economic and ecological crises on the hyper-mobile model that has characterized this recent phase of global capitalism and spatially uneven development.
Categories: Social Science

The Timber Bubble that Burst

The Timber Bubble that Burst

This is a book about bubble prices, and their consequences, in the timber industry of the Pacific Northwest from 1979-1984.

Author: Joe P. Mattey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195362705

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 120

View: 356

This is a book about bubble prices, and their consequences, in the timber industry of the Pacific Northwest from 1979-1984. Bubble prices--unusual and rapid rises (and eventual drops) in the prices of a commodity--have been of theoretical interest to economists for many years. This study examines the unusual movements in the price of federal timber and the subsequent recession in the Northwest when timber buyers delayed harvests in order to postpone the realization of their losses on the contracts. Mattey argues that it was not so much the actions of the Federal Reserve, which had been widely blamed for the crisis, but rather the actions of the buyers themselves that caused the recession.
Categories: Business & Economics

Forest Policies and Social Change in England

Forest Policies and Social Change in England

The confidence with which landowners planted trees in the 1960s has dwindled into a sad plea that 'the sale of the timber will pay for the replanting'. This bubble of fashion has burst [Rackham 1990: 199].

Author: Sylvie Nail

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402083655

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 329

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Forestry has been witness to some dramatic changes in recent years, with several Western countries now moving away from the traditional model of regarding forests merely as sources of wood. Rather these countries are increasingly recognizing their forests as multi-purpose resources with roles which go far beyond simple economics. In this innovative book, Sylvie Nail uses England as a case study to explore the relationships between forests, society and public perceptions, raising important questions about forest policy and management both now and in the future. Adopting a sociological approach to forest policy and management, the book discusses the current validity of the two principles underlying forestry since the Middle Ages: first, that forestry should only exist when no better use of the land can be made, and second, that forestry itself should be profitable. The author stresses how values and perceptions shape policies, and conversely how policies can modify perceptions, and also how policies can fail if they do not take perceptions into account. She concludes that many of the issues facing English forestry in the 21st century – from leisure, health and amenity provision, through education and rural as well as urban regeneration, to biodiversity conservation – go well beyond both national borders and the scope of forestry. Indeed forestry in the 21st century seems to be less about planting and managing trees than about being a vector and a mirror of social change. This novel synthesis provides a valuable resource for advanced students and researchers from all areas of natural resource studies, including those interested in social history, socio-economics, cultural geography and environmental psychology, as well as those studying landscape ecology, environmental history, policy analysis and natural resource management.
Categories: Technology & Engineering