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Title: Using the Global Forest Products Model (GFPM version 2016 with BPMPD)

Author: Buongiorno, Joseph;  Zhu, Shushuai ;

Date: 2016

Source: Staff Paper Series #85. Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Publication Series: Miscellaneous



The GFPM is an economic model of global production, consumption and trade of forest products. The original formulation and several applications are described in Buongiorno et al. (2003). However, subsequent versions, including the GFPM 2016 reflect significant changes and extensions. The GFPM 2016 software uses the BPMPD optimizer (Mészáros 1999). The GFPM 2016 is packaged with a file, named World.xlsx, that has data and parameters to produce forecasts of forest resources and markets for 180 countries, and 14 forest product (commodity) categories, from 2012 to 2065. The GFPM 2016 can be run directly with this World.xlsx file. Alternatively, Buongiorno and Zhu (2015b) describe how to update, calibrate, and validate the model with different data.

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Buongiorno, Joseph; Zhu, Shushuai 2016. Using the Global Forest Products Model (GFPM version 2016 with BPMPD). Staff Paper Series #85. Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 36 p.


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