"This unique book covers the fundamental economic questions of forestry, but does not limit itself to a particular region or (time) frame. It comprehensively complements the contributions the author has made to our understanding of the economics of forestry with the broader research in the field. All of the topics are covered with sufficient clarity to provide a unified perspective on the fundamental questions facing forestry in the future." – David Newman, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
"Relevant worldwide for many important policy decisions, including pressing climate issues, and equally helpful for training students across disciplines and levels of experience, Hyde's stages framework is clear and easy to grasp. Whether you prefer words, diagrams or equations, a tour of points and places is on offer from somebody who really has been there." – Alexander Pfaff, Duke University
"Lives up to its title … will be a classic" – Runsheng Yin, Michigan State University
"In his excellent book The Global Economics of Forestry, Hyde has done more than lay out the paradigm that unites the biology and bounty inherent in global forests with market economics that utilize the resource. He has gone to painstaking efforts to compile literature, sometimes spanning centuries, to identify where human experience matches or defies our modeled understanding of forest-related markets." - Gabriel Thoumi and Brian Loux, Mongabay, November 2012
About the Author
William F. Hyde has been a Senior Associate at Resources for the Future and at the Center for International Forestry Research in Indonesia, a professor at Duke University and Virginia Tech, and a visiting professor at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. In a career that spans 35 years he has been a consultant to more than two dozen organizations in more than 30 countries and has authored or co-authored eight books and numerous other publications.