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Roger A. Sedjo
Senior Fellow and Director, Forest Economics and Policy Program
202-328-5065
sedjo@rff.org
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PROFILE
 
Roger Sedjo is a senior fellow and the director of RFF's forest economics and policy program. His research interests include forests and global environmental problems; climate change and biodiversity; public lands issues; long-term sustainability of forests; industrial forestry and demand; timber supply modeling; international forestry; global forest trade; forest biotechnology; and land use change. He has written or edited 14 books related to forestry and natural resources.  
Featured Publications
Forestland Ownership Changes in the United States and Sweden
Lars Lonnsteadt and Roger Sedjo
Forest Policy and Economics | Fall 2011 | September 2011
 
“Wood as a Major Feedstock for Biofuel Production in the U.S.: Impacts on Forests and International Trade
Roger Sedjo and Brent Sohngen
Journal of Sustainable Forests. | July 2012 | forthcoming
 
“Biomass Sequestration, Energy and Global Change,”
Roger Sedjo
International Yearbook of Environmental and Resource Economics | H. Folmer and T. Tietenberg, eds. | Edward Elgar | 2010
 
Making the case for new empirical research in wildfire economics and policy
Carolyn Kousky, Sheila Olmstead, and Roger Sedjo
Dean Lueck and Karen Bradshaw | Washington, DC: Resources for the Future | 2011
 
Forests in Climate Policy: Technical, Institutional and Economic Issues in Measurement and Monitoring
Molly K. Macauley and Roger A. Sedjo
Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change | Forthcoming
 
Far-reaching deleterious impacts of regulations on research and environmental studies of recombinant DNA-modified perennial biofuel crops in the USA
Strauss, S.H., D..L. Kershen, J.H. Bouton, T.P. Redick, H. Tan, and R. A. Sedjo.
BioScience | October 2010. | Vol. 60, No. 9. | pp. 729-741.
 
How do Environmental Regulations Affect Investments in Biofuel and Biofuel R&D: The case of Transgenic Trees
Roger A. Sedjo
AgBioForum. | Fall 2010 | forthcoming
 
Forests, Biodiversity and Avoided Deforestation in Latin America
Roger A. Sedjo and Juha Siikamaki
Latin American Development Priorities – Costs and Benefit | Edited by Bjorn Lomborg | NY: Cambridge University Press | 2010
 
“Some Limits of Wood Biomass for Cellulosic Biofuels
Roger A. Sedjo and Brent Sohngen
Milken Institute Review | Fourth Quarter 2009 | Vol. 11, No. 4. | pps. 51-55.
 
The Implications for the Timber Sector of US Biofuel Mandates
Roger Sedjo
Forest Sector Modeling Conference | College of Forestry, University of Washington, Seattle | University of Washington, Seattle | November 18, 2008
 
Carbon Credits for Avoided Deforestation
Roger A. Sedjo, Brent Sohngen.
Icfai's Professional Reference Book: Carbon Credits: An Introduction | N.A. | New Delhi: Icfai | 2008
 
Sedjo's Comments on 'Global Markets and the Health of America’s Forests: A Forest Service Perspective,'
Roger A. Sedjo
Journal of Forestry. | forthcoming
 
Returning Forest analyzed with the forest identity
Pekka E. Kauppi, Jesse H. Ausubel, Jingyun Fang, Alexander Mather, Roger A. Sedjo, and Paul E. Waggoner
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, November 14, . | Fall 2006 | Vol. 103, no.46 | pp.17574-17579
 
Valuing Biodiversity for Pharmaceutical Research (Reprint)
R. David Simpson, Roger Sedjo and J. Reid
Environmental Economics: Critical Concepts | Charles Mason and Erwin Bulte | UK: Routledge | 2007
 
Will the Developing Countries be the Early Adopters of Genetically Engineered Forests
Roger A. Sedjo
AgBioForum | Vol. 8, No.4. | pp 1-19.
 
Valuing Biodiversity for Use in Pharmaceutical Research
R. David Simpson, Roger A. Sedjo and John W. Reid
Journal of Political Economy | Winter 1996 | vol. 104, no. 1 | pp. 163 - 185
 
Voluntary Eco-Labeling and the Price Premium
Roger A. Sedjo and S.K. Swallow
Land Economics | May 2002 | Vol. 87, No. 2 | pp. 272-284
 
Accounting for Sequestered Carbon: The Question of Permanence
Gregg Marland, Kristy Fruit, and Roger Sedjo
Environment Science and Policy | 2001 | Vol. 4, No. 6 | pp. 259-268
 
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DISCUSSION PAPERS
Wood Bioenergy and Land Use: A Challenge to the Searchinger Hypothesis
Roger A. Sedjo, Brent L. Sohngen, Anne Riddle
RFF Discussion Paper 13-33 | November 2013
 
Comparative Life Cycle Assessments: Carbon Neutrality and Wood Biomass Energy
Roger A. Sedjo
RFF Discussion Paper 13-11 | April 2013
 
Carbon Neutrality and Bioenergy: A Zero-Sum Game?
Roger A. Sedjo
RFF Discussion Paper 11-15 | April 2011
 
The Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP): Some Implications for theForest Industry
Roger A. Sedjo
RFF Discussion Paper 10-22 | March 2010
 
Adaptation of Forests to Climate Change: Some Estimates
Roger A. Sedjo
RFF Discussion Paper 10-06 | January 2010
 
Carbon Credits for Avoided Deforestation
Roger A. Sedjo, Brent L. Sohngen
RFF Discussion Paper 07-47 | October 2007
 
Toward Globalization of the Forest Products Industry: Some Trends
David Bael, Roger A. Sedjo
RFF Discussion Paper 06-35 | August 2006
 
Macroeconomics and Forest Sustainability in the Developing World
Roger A. Sedjo
RFF Discussion Paper 05-47 | December 2005
 
Forest Certification: Toward CommonStandards?
Carolyn Fischer, Francisco Aguilar, Puja Jawahar, Roger A. Sedjo
RFF Discussion Paper 05-10 | April 2005
 
Transgenic Trees: Implementation and Outcomes of the Plant Protection Act
Roger A. Sedjo
RFF Discussion Paper 04-10 | April 2004
 
Forest Carbon Sinks: European Union,Japanese, and Canadian Approaches
Masahiro Amano, Roger A. Sedjo
RFF Discussion Paper 03-41 | October 2003
 
Biotechnology's Potential Contribution to Global Wood Supply and Forest Conservation
Roger A. Sedjo
RFF Discussion Paper 01-51 | November 2001
 
Forest Carbon Sequestration: Some Issues for Forest Investments
Roger A. Sedjo
RFF Discussion Paper 01-34 | August 2001
 
Can Carbon Sinks be Operational? An RFF Workshop Summary
Roger A. Sedjo, Michael A. Toman, Richard A. Birdsey, Pekka E. Kauppi, Ian Noble, Sandra Brown, Suzi Kerr, Olga N. Krankina, Pedro Moura-Costa
RFF Discussion Paper 01-26 | July 2001
 
Estimating Carbon Supply Curves for Global Forests and Other Land Uses
Roger A. Sedjo, Brent L. Sohngen, Robert Mendelsohn
RFF Discussion Paper 01-19 | April 2001
 
Forestry Sequestration of CO2 and Markets for Timber
Roger A. Sedjo, Brent L. Sohngen
RFF Discussion Paper 00-35 | September 2000
 
Biotechnology and Planted Forests: Assessment of Potential and Possibilities
Roger A. Sedjo
RFF Discussion Paper 00-06 | December 1999
 
Eco-Labeling and the Price Premium
Stephen K. Swallow, Roger A. Sedjo
RFF Discussion Paper 00-04 | December 1999
 
Tariff Liberalization, Wood Trade Flows, and Global Forests
Roger A. Sedjo, R. David Simpson
RFF Discussion Paper 00-05 | November 1999
 
Tariff Liberalization, Wood Trade Flows and Global Forests
Roger A. Sedjo and R. David Simpson
U.S. Forest Service | August 1999
 
The Impact of El Niño on Northeastern Forests: A Case Study on Maple Syrup Production
Nancy Bergeron, Roger A. Sedjo
RFF Discussion Paper 99-43 | June 1999
 
El Niño, Ice Storms, and the Market for Residential Fuelwood in Eastern Canada and the Northeastern U.S.
Pamela Jagger, William White, Roger A. Sedjo
RFF Discussion Paper 99-44 | June 1999
 
Marion Clawson's Contribution to Forestry
Roger A. Sedjo
RFF Discussion Paper 99-33 | April 1999
 
Potential for Carbon Forest Plantation in Marginal Timber Forests: The Case of Patagonia, Argentina
Roger A. Sedjo
RFF Discussion Paper 99-27 | March 1999
 
Forest Service Vision: Or, Does the Forest Service Have a Future?
Roger A. Sedjo
RFF Discussion Paper 99-03 | October 1998
 
The Forest Sector: Important Innovations
Roger A. Sedjo
RFF Discussion Paper 97-42 | August 1997
 
An Analysis of Global Timber Markets
Brent L. Sohngen, Robert Mendelsohn, Roger A. Sedjo, Kenneth S. Lyon
RFF Discussion Paper 97-37 | May 1997
 
Models Needed to Assist in the Development of a National Fiber Supply Strategy for the 21st Century: Report of a Workshop
Roger A. Sedjo, Alberto Goetzel
RFF Discussion Paper 97-22 | February 1997
 
Valuation of Biodiversity for Use in New Product Research in a Model of Sequential Search
R. David Simpson, Roger A. Sedjo
RFF Discussion Paper 96-27 | July 1996
 
Investments in Biodiversity Prospecting and Incentives for Conservation
R. David Simpson, Roger A. Sedjo
RFF Discussion Paper 96-14 | April 1996
 
Timber Supply Model 96: A Global Timber Supply Model with a Pulpwood Component
Roger A. Sedjo, Kenneth S. Lyon
RFF Discussion Paper 96-15 | April 1996
 
A Comparison of Timber Models for Use in Public Policy Analysis
Brent L. Sohngen, Roger A. Sedjo
RFF Discussion Paper 96-12 | March 1996
 
Analyzing the Economic Impact of Climate Change on Global Timber Markets
Brent L. Sohngen, Roger A. Sedjo, Robert Mendelsohn, Kenneth S. Lyon
RFF Discussion Paper 96-08 | January 1996
 
The Potential of High-Yield Plantation Forestry for Meeting Timber Needs: Recent Performance and Future Potentials
Roger A. Sedjo
RFF Discussion Paper 95-08 | December 1994
 
Managing Carbon Via Forestry: Assessment of Some Economic Studies
Roger A. Sedjo, Joe Wisniewski, Al Sample, John D. Kinsman
RFF Discussion Paper 95-06 | November 1994
 
Changing Timber Supply and the Japanese Market
Roger A. Sedjo, Clark Wiseman, David B. Brooks, Kenneth S. Lyon
RFF Discussion Paper ENR94-25 | November 1994
 
Global Forest Products Trade: The Consequences of Domestic Forest Land-Use Policy
Roger A. Sedjo, Clark Wiseman, David B. Brooks, Kenneth S. Lyon
RFF Discussion Paper ENR94-13 | February 1994
 
Adverse Selection, Risk Aversion, and Costly Auditing: Implications for Contract Form and Vertical Integration
Roger A. Sedjo, R. David Simpson
RFF Discussion Paper ENR93-08 | February 1993
 
Managing Forests for Timber and Ecological Outputs on the Olympic Peninsula
Roger A. Sedjo, Michael D. Bowes
RFF Discussion Paper ENR92-02 | October 1991
 
Toward a Worldwide System of Tradeable Forest Protection and Management Obligations
Roger A. Sedjo
RFF Discussion Paper ENR91-16 | August 1991
 
Forest Economics and Policy Analysis: An Overview
Roger A. Sedjo, W. Hyde, and D. Newman
The World Bank Discussion Paper No. 134 | 1991
 
Domestic Earmarks and Trade Policy: An Application to U.S. Log Exports
Roger A. Sedjo, Clark Wiseman, Kenneth S. Lyon
RFF Discussion Paper ENR91-09 | December 1990
 
The Nation's Forest Resources
Roger A. Sedjo
RFF Discussion Paper ENR90-07 | January 1990
 
Policy Options for Adaptation to Climate Change
Roger A. Sedjo
RFF Discussion Paper ENR89-05 | December 1988
 
Proceedings of a Workshop on Forest Policy Education
Roger A. Sedjo
RFF Discussion Paper D-117 | January 1984
 
Discrete Time Optimal Control Algorithm for Analysis of Long-Run Timber Supply
Roger A. Sedjo, Kenneth S. Lyon
RFF Discussion Paper 96 | November 1982
 
Labor Surplus and the Korean Economy
Roger A. Sedjo
University of Hawaii, Social Science Research Institute ILCORK Working Paper No. 4 | 1971
 
  
NEWS
Seminar addresses carbon accounting and forest management
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Biomass Magazine
Biofuels and Climate Change: Pulpwood to the Rescue?
Monday, November 18, 2013
The Huffington Post
Study Aims to Debunk Indirect Land Use Change
Friday, November 08, 2013
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