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Title: I PASS: an interactive policy analysis simulation system.

Author: Olson, Doug; Schallau, Con; Maki, Wilbur;

Date: 1984

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-170. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 76 p

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

Description: This paper describes an interactive policy analysis simulation system(IPASS) that can be used to analyze the long-term economic and demographic effects of alternative forest resource management policies. The IPASS model is a dynamic analytical tool that forecasts growth and development of an economy. It allows the user to introduce changes in selected parameters based on different assumptions about socioeconomic variables. The user can analyze the impact those changes would have on the economy by comparing results of the alternative situation with the original forecast. The program is interactive, and the user needs no previous experience in programing or model building. IPASS has potential use in applied research as well as policy analysis.

Keywords: Economic impact, economic theory (-forest management, resource management, Resources Planning Act (RPA), computer programs/programing

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Olson, Doug; Schallau, Con; and Maki, Wilbur. 1984. I PASS: an interactive policy analysis simulation system. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-170. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 76 p

 


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