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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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JOURNAL ARTICLES
Forest Carbon Offsets: Challenges in Measuring, Monitoring and Verifying
Roger Sedjo and Molly Macauley
Environment Magazine | July/August 2012 | Vol. 54, No. 4 | pp. 16-23
 
Forestland Ownership Changes in the United States and Sweden
Lars Lonnstedt and Roger Sedjo
Forest Policy and Economics | Winter 2012 | Vol. 14, Issue 1 | pp. 19-27.
 
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
 
Forests in Climate Policy: Technical, Institutional and Economic Issues in Measurement and Monitoring
Molly Macauley and Roger Sedjo
Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change. | June 2011 | Vol. 15, No. 5 | pp. 499-513
 
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
 
“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.
 
Some Limits of Wood Biomass for Cellulosic Biofuels
Roger A. Sedjo and Brent Sohngen
Milken Institute Review | Summer 2009 | forthcoming
 
Sedjo's Comments on 'Global Markets and the Health of America’s Forests: A Forest Service Perspective,'
Roger A. Sedjo
Journal of Forestry. | forthcoming
 
An Overview of Changes in the Provision of Forest Ecosystem Services Through Forest Land Markets in the U.S.
Roger A. Sedjo
Management and Environmental Quality | October 2007 | vol. 18 issue 6 | forthcoming
 
Exchange rates and the competitiveness of the United States timber sector in a global economy
Adam J. Daigneault, Brent Sohngen, and Roger Sedjo
Forest Policy and Economics | Spring 07 | 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
 
Comparative views of different stumpage pricing systems: Canada and the U.S.
Roger A. Sedjo
Forest Science | 52 (4)
 
Review of the book GENETIC AND PRODUCTION INNOVATIONS IN FIELD CROP TECHNOLOGY, by Manjit S. Kang
Roger A. Sedjo
The Quarterly Review of Biology | forthcoming
 
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
 
Impacts of Climate Change on Forest Product Markets: Implications for North American Producers
Brent Sohngen and Roger Sedjo
Forestry Chronicle | September/October 2005 | forthcoming
 
Global Agreements and U.S. Forestry: Genetically Modified Trees
Roger A. Sedjo
Journal of Forestry | April/May 2005 | Vol. 103, No. 3
 
The Kyoto Protocol with a Focus on Sinks
M. Amano, S. Yamagata, and R. Sedjo
Journal of Forest Research | Forthcoming
 
A Global Model of Climate Change Impacts on Timber Markets
B. Sohngen, R. Mendelsohn, and R. Sedjo
Journal of Agricultural and Resources Economics | Forthcoming
 
The Future of the Forest Service: Some Scenarios
Roger A. Sedjo
Proceedings of the Centennial Forum | November 19, 2004 | forthcoming
 
Carbon Sequestration Costs in Global Forests
Brent Sohngen and Roger Sedjo
The Energy Journal | forthcoming
 
Comment on Bioprospects Less Than Golden
David Simpson and Roger A. Sedjo
Nature | August 12, 2004 | Vol. 430, No. 7001 | pp. 723-725
 
Economics of Forestry Management, Multiple Use, and Sustainability
F. Schmithuesen, V.A. Sample, Roger A. Sedjo, and D.C. Le Master
Journal of Sustainable Forestry | forthcoming
 
What are the Impacts of Global Warming on the U.S. Forests, Regions, and the U.S. Timber Industry?
Roger A. Sedjo and Brent Sohngen
Penn State Environmental Law Review | 2004 | Vol. 12, No. 1
 
Inter-trading Permanent Emissions Credits and Rented Temporary Carbon Emissions Offsets: Some Issues and Alternatives
Roger A. Sedjo amd Gregg Marland
Climate Policy | December 2003 | Vol. 3, No. 4 | pp. 435-444
 
Biotech and Planted Trees: Some Economic and Regulatory Issues
Roger Sedjo
AgBioForum | 2003 | Vol. 6, No. 3 | pp. 29-35
 
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
 
In This Age of Intensive Management? A Study of Loblolly Pine on Georgia's Piedmont.
Runsheng Yin and Roger A. Sedjo
Journal of Forestry | December 2001 | Vol. 99, No. 12 | pp. 10-17
 
From Multiple-Use to All-for Me
Roger A. Sedjo
Environmental Forum | May/June 2001 | Vol. 18, No. 3 | p. 66
 
The Role of Sinks
Roger A. Sedjo
Oxford Energy Forum | May 2001 | Issue 45 | pp. 15-16
 
The Role of Forest Plantations in the World's Future Timber Supply
Roger A. Sedjo
Forest Chronicle | March/April 2001 | Vol. 77, No. 2 | pp. 221-226
 
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
 
Eco-Labeling Consequences in a General Equilibrium Framework: A Graphical Assessment
Steve Swallow and Roger A. Sedjo
Land Economics | February 2000 | Vol. 78, No. 1 | pp. 28-36
 
From Foraging to Cropping: The Transition to Plantation Forestry, and Implications for Wood Supply and Demand
Roger A. Sedjo
Unasylva | January 2000 | No. 204
 
Does the Forest Service Have a Future?
Roger A. Sedjo
Regulation | 2000 | Vol. 23, No. 1 | pp. 51-55
 
Potential Carbon Flux From Timber Harvests and Management on the Context of a Global Carbon Flux
Brent Sohngen and Roger Sedjo
Climatic Change | 2000 | Vol. 44 | pp. 151-172
 
Mission Impossible
Roger A. Sedjo
Journal of Forestry | May 1999 | Vol. 97, No. 5
 
Sustaining the People's Lands: Recommendations for Stewardship of the National Forests and Grassland into the Next Century
Committee of Scientists, with K. Norman Johnson, Chairman, and others
Journal of Forestry | May 1999 | Vol. 97, No. 5
 
Potential of High-Yield Plantation Forestry for Meeting Timber Needs
Roger A. Sedjo
New Forests | 1999 | Vol. 17 | pp. 1-3
 
Forest Management, Conservation, and Global Timber Markets
B. Sohngen, R. Mendelsohn, and Roger A. Sedjo
American Journal of Agricultural Economics | 1999 | Vol. 81, No. 1
 
How Serious are the Damages Associated with Global Warming?
Roger A. Sedjo
Environment and Development Economics | July 1998 | Vol. 3, Pt. 2 | pp. 398-401
 
A Comparison of Timber Market Models: Static Simulation and Optimal Control Approaches
Brent Sohngen and Roger Sedjo
Forest Science | February 1998
 
Using Forest Plantations to Spare Natural Forests
Roger Sedjo and Daniel Botkin
Environment | December 1997 | No. 10 | pp. 15-20, 30
 
The Economics of Forest-Based Biomass Supply
Roger A. Sedjo
Energy Policy | May 1997 | Vol. 25, No. 6
 
Toward an Operational Approach to Public Lands Ecosystem Management
Roger A. Sedjo
Journal of Forestry | August 1996 | Vol. 94, No. 8 | pp. 24-27
 
Paying for the Conservation of Endangered Ecosystems: A Comparison of Direct and Indirect Approaches
R. David Simpson and Roger A. Sedjo
Environment and Development Economics | May 1996 | Vol. 1, Part 2 | pp. 241-257
 
Sustainability in Forest Management: An Evolving Concept
Roger Sedjo and Alaric Sample
International Advances in Economic Research | May 1996 | Vol. 2, No. 2 | pp. 165-173
 
The Economics of Managing Carbon via Forestry: An Assessment of Existing Studies
Roger Sedjo, Joe Wisniewski, V. Alaric Sample, and John D. Kinsman
Environment and Resource Economics | September 1995 | Vol. 6, No. 2 | pp. 139-165
 
Local Logging, Global Effects
Roger A. Sedjo
Journal of Forestry | July 1995 | Vol. 93, No. 7 | pp. 25-28
 
The Global Environmental Effects of Reductions in Local Logging in Western North America
Roger A. Sedjo
Western Journal of Forestry | April 1995 | Vol. 10, No. 2
 
Commercialization of Indigenous Genetic Resources
R. David Simpson and Roger A. Sedjo
Contemporary Economic Policy | October 1994 | Vol. 12 | pp. 34-44
 
Managing Tropical Forests: A Reply
William Hyde and Roger Sedjo
Land Economics | August 1993 | Vol. 69, No. 3
 
The Carbon Cycle and Global Forest Ecosystems
Roger A. Sedjo
Water, Air, and Soil Pollution | 1993 | Special Issue
 
Impacts and Responses to Climate Change in Forests of the MINK Region
Michael D. Bowes and Roger A. Sedjo
Climatic Change | June 1993 | Vol. 24 | pp. 63-82
 
The MINK Methodology: Background and Baseline
Roger A. Sedjo and N. Rosenberg et al.
Climatic Change | June 1993 | Vol. 24 | pp. 7-22
 
Global Consequences of American Environmental Policies
Roger A. Sedjo
Journal of Forestry | April 1993
 
Managing Tropical Forests: Reflections on the Rent Distribution Discussion
William F. Hyde and Roger Sedjo
Land Economics | August 1992
 
Forest Ecosystems in the Global Carbon Cycle
Roger A. Sedjo
Ambio | June 1992 | Vol. 21, No. 4 | pp. 274-277
 
Property Rights, Genetic Resources, and Biotechnological Change
Roger A. Sedjo
Journal of Law and Economics | April 1992 | Vol. 35, No. 1
 
Exploiting National Returns to Log Exports
Roger Sedjo, A. Clark Wiseman and Kenneth Lyon
Journal of Forestry | April 1992
 
The Competition for Wood Fiber: A Global Overview
Roger A. Sedjo
World Forestry Research | March 1992
 
Comparative Advantage in Timber Supply: Lessons from History and the Timber Supply Model
Roger A. Sedjo and K. Lyon
Journal of Business Administration | 1992 | Vol. 20
 
Can Tropical Forest Management be Economic?
Roger A. Sedjo
Journal of Business Administration | 1992 | Vol. 20
 
Economic Aspects of Climate, Forests, and Fire: A North American Perspective
Roger A. Sedjo
Environment International | 1991 | Vol. 17, Nos. 2/3
 
The Global Carbon Cycle: Are Forests the Missing Sink?
Roger A. Sedjo
Journal of Forestry | October 1990
 
Economic Wood Supply: Choices for Canada's Forest Industry
Roger A. Sedjo
The Forestry Chronicle | February 1990 | Vol. 66, No. 1
 
Forests to Offset the Greenhouse Effect
Roger A. Sedjo
Journal of Forestry | July 1989 | Vol. 87, No. 7 | pp. 12-16
 
Forests: A Tool to Moderate Global Warming?
Roger A. Sedjo
Environment | January/February 1989 | Vol. 31, No. 1 | pp. 14-20
 
An Optimal Control Model for Timber Resource Utilization in Southeast Asia
Roger A. Sedjo, K. Lyon and B. Adiwiyoto
Natural Resource Modeling | Summer 1987 | pp. 58-81
 
Lowering Japanese Trade Barriers
Roger A. Sedjo
Journal of Forestry | November 1986
 
Binary-Search SPOC: An Optimal Control Theory Revision of ECHO
Roger A. Sedjo and K. Lyon
Forest Science | November 1986
 
Tropical Deforestation and Species Extinctions: An Emerging Consensus?
Roger A. Sedjo and Marion Clawson
Futures | October 1986
 
An Outsider's View of Canadian Forestry
Roger A. Sedjo
Forest Planning Canada | 1986 | Vol. 2, No. 6 | pp. 5-7
 
Incentives and Tariff Barriers Related to Forest Products Trade
Roger A. Sedjo
Journal of World Forest Resource Management | 1986 | Vol. 2, No. 2
 
Have Controls Reduced Log Exports in the Pacific Northwest?
Roger A. Sedjo and A.C. Wiseman
Journal of Forestry | November 1985 | pp. 680-682
 
Can the U.S. Expand Forest Products Exports to Japan?
Roger A. Sedjo
Forest Industries | May 1985 | pp. 36-37
 
An Economic Assessment of International Forest Plantations
Roger A. Sedjo
Forest Ecology and Management | December 1984
 
U.S.-Japanese Solidwood Products Trade
Roger A. Sedjo
Columbia Journal of World Business | June 1984
 
Tropical Deforestation: How Serious?
Roger A. Sedjo and Marion Clawson
Journal of Forestry | December 1983 | pp. 792-794
 
Long-Term Forest Resources Trade, Global Timber Supply and Intertemporal Comparative Advantage
Roger A. Sedjo and Kenneth Lyon
American Journal of Agricultural Economics | December 1983 | pp. 1010-1016
 
An Optimal Control Theory Model to Estimate the Regional Long-Term Supply of Timber
Roger A. Sedjo and Kenneth Lyon
Forest Science | December 1983 | pp. 798-812
 
The Effectiveness of An Export Restriction on Logs
Roger A. Sedjo and Clark Wiseman
American Journal of Agricultural Economics | February 1983
 
The Housing Recession, The Forest Products Industry and International Markets
Roger A. Sedjo
Resources Evaluation Journal | Fall 1982
 
Log Export Restrictions: Some Findings
Roger A. Sedjo and A. Clark Wiseman
Journal of Forestry | December 1980
 
Forest Plantations in Brazil and Their Possible Effects on World Pulp Markets
Roger A. Sedjo
Journal of Forestry | November 1980
 
Regional Policy and It's Impact Upon Incentives for Regional Industrialization
Roger A. Sedjo
Journal of Korean Affairs | October 1976 | pp. 42-128
 
Korean Historical Experience and the Labor Surplus Model
Roger A. Sedjo
Journal of Developing Areas | January 1976 | pp. 213-222
 
Price Trends, Economic Growth, and the Canadian Balance of Trade: A Three Country Model
Roger A. Sedjo
Journal of Political Economy | May/June 1971 | pp. 596-613
 
  
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