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Roger A. Sedjo
Senior Fellow and Director, Forest Economics and Policy Program
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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Forest Measurement and Monitoring: Technical Capacity and “How Good Is Good Enough?”
Molly K. Macauley, Daniel F. Morris, Roger A. Sedjo, Kate Farley, Brent L. Sohngen
RFF Report | December 2009
Forest Sequestration: Performance in Selected Countries in the Kyoto Period and the Potential Role of Sequestration in Post-Kyoto Agreements
Masahiro Amano, Roger A. Sedjo
RFF Report | May 2006
Forest Sequestration: Performance in Selected Countries in the Kyoto Period and its Potential Roles in Post Kyoto Agreements
Masahiro Amano and Roger A. Sedjo
Waseda University, Tokyo. Funded by the Global Environment Research Fund of the Japanese Ministry of Environment. | March 23, 2006
Toward Commercialization of Genetically Engineered Forests: Economic and Social Considerations
Roger A. Sedjo
RFF Report | March 2006
Forest and Global Climate Change: Potential Impacts on U.S. Forests Resources
Herman Shugart, Roger Sedjo and Brent Sohngen
Pew Center Program on Global Climate Change | Forthcoming
The Establishment of Large-scale Reserves in Temperate and Boreal Forests: Some Experiences of the US and Prospects for Finland
Roger A. Sedjo
IUFRO Task Forest | Forthcoming
Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Forests
H.H. Shugart, Brent Sohngen and Roger Sedjo
Pew Center Program on Global Climate Change | Forthcoming
Forest Certification: Toward Common Standards
Carolyn Fischer, Francisco Aguilar, Puja Jawahar, and Roger Sedjo
Foreign Investment Advisory Service of the World Bank Group | 2005
Kenya Forestry: Economic and Financial Viability
Roger A. Sedjo
Consultant to the World Band and PROFPR | December 13, 2004
Genetically Engineered Trees: Promise and Concerns
Roger A. Sedjo
RFF Report | November 2004
A Systematic Examination of the Implementation and Outcomes of the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. Sections 7701 et seq) as Related to the Commercialization of Transgenic Trees for the Production of Timber and Industrial Wood
Roger A. Sedjo
Mellon Fellowship Report in Environmental Regulatory Implementations | August 31, 2004
The Forestry Sector: OECD Environmental Outlook
Roger A. Sedjo
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) | November 1999
The National Forests: For Whom and For What?
Roger A. Sedjo
PERC Policy Series | August 2001
Technical and Economic Potential of Options to Enhance, Maintain and Manage Biological Carbon Reservoirs and Geo-engineering
Pekka Kauppi, Roger Sedjo, et al.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) | 2001
El Niño and the Eastern Forests of North America
Roger A. Sedjo, Nancy Bergeron, Chetan Agarwall, Pamela Jagger and William White
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | 2000
Carbon Sequestration By Forestry - Effects of Timber Markets
Roger Sedjo and Brent Sohngen
IEA Greenhouse Gas R & D Programme | June 1999
Sustaining the People's Lands: Recommendations for Stewardship of the National Forests and Grasslands into the Next Century
Roger A. Sedjo
The Secretary of Agricultural by the Committee of Scientists (Norm Johnson, Chair) | March 15, 1999
Ecological Costs of the Kaeng Sua Ten Water Resources Development Project
Suthawan Sathirathai, Isra Sarntisat, Anuchart Poungsamalee, Roger A. Sedjo, and R. David Simpson
National Energy Policy Office of Thailand, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok | 1999
Climate Change 1995: Economic and Social Dimensions of Climate Change, A Generic Assessment of Response Policies.
Roger A. Sedjo with C. Jepma and others
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) | 1996
Climate Change 1995: Impacts, Adaptations and Mitigation of Climate Change: Scientific-Technical Analysis, Management of Forests for Mitigation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
Roger Sedjo and Sandra Brown with others
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) | 1996
Argentina: Carbon and Forests
Roger A. Sedjo and Eduardo Ley
The World Bank, Global Environmental Facility | December 4, 1995
Contracting for Genetic Resources
Roger A. Sedjo and R. David Simpson
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Environmental Directorate | November 4, 1994
Potential Environmental and Other External Consequences of the Program to Increase the Area in Plantation Forests in Argentina
Roger A. Sedjo, Pierre Crosson, and others
The Secretaria de Agricultura, Ganadaria y Pesca, Gobierno de Argentina | April 1994
Sustainable Forest Management
Roger A. Sedjo and Jay Blakeney
Indonesia Forest Sector Review, World Bank Mission Report | April 1993
Sustainable Natural Tropical Forest Management
Roger A. Sedjo and James Douglas, eds.
The World Bank, ASTEC | 1992
Implications of a Tradeable Obligations Approach to International Forest Protection
Roger A. Sedjo
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) | December 31, 1991 (revised February 10, 1992)
Report III - Forest Resources
Roger A. Sedjo
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) | August 1991
Market Instruments and Sink Enhancement in a Global Warming Context
Roger A. Sedjo
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Environmental Directorate | May 1991
Economic Aspects of Management and Conservation of Tropical Forest Ecosystems and Biodiversity: Workshop Report
Roger A. Sedjo
Asian Development Bank (ADB) | 1991
Forest Protection, Monitoring, and Enforcement in the Philippines
Roger A. Sedjo
The World Bank, ASIA Agriculture | June 1990
The Pricing of Natural Resources for Sustainable Development
Roger A. Sedjo
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Environmental Directorate | May 1990
Climate and Forests
Roger A. Sedjo and Allen Solomon
U.S. Senate, Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry | April 1989
Policy Options for Adaptation to Climate Change
Roger A. Sedjo
United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) | 1989
Native Forests, Secondary Species, Plantation Forests and the Sustainability of Indonesia's Forest Industry
Roger A. Sedjo
FAO Project INS/83/019 | September 7, 1988
Incentives and Distortions in Indonesia's Forest Policy
Roger A. Sedjo
The World Bank, ASTEN, Environmental Division | October 1987
General Technical Report RM-10, An Evaluation of Forest Planning
Roger A. Sedjo
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service | April 1987
The Role of Forestry Trade in Economic Development
Roger A. Sedjo
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Forestry Department | January 1985
U.S.-Japan Trade in Forest Products
Roger A. Sedjo
U.S.-Japanese Presidential Advisory Commission | July 1984
Sweden's Forest Industry and Forest Plantations of the Tropics and Southern Hemisphere
Roger A. Sedjo
University of Umea, Department of Regional Economics | 1982
Iron and Steel Scrap
Roger A. Sedjo, Joseph Gunn, and others
Metal Scrap Research and Education Foundation | August 23, 1977
International Executive Service Corps: An Evaluation
Roger A. Sedjo, Joseph Gunn and others
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) | May 27, 1977
Methodological Appendix: Trans-Alaska Gas Project Employment Impact Analysis
Roger A. Sedjo
El Paso Alaska Company | April 15, 1977
Employment Impact of the Trans-Alaska Gas Project
Roger A. Sedjo, James Fay and others
El Paso Alaska Company | April 1977
Zambia: Country Resource Paper
Roger A. Sedjo
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau of Africa, Office of Eastern and Southern African Affairs | February 1977
Industry Report: Sumatra Regional Planning Study, Part B
Roger A. Sedjo
Republic of Indonesia, Ministry of Public Works (PUTL), Directorate of Regional and Urban Planning, and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development | October 30, 1975
Sector Assessment Methodology with Special Reference to Technology Transfer and Income Distribution: The Agricultural Sector
Roger A. Sedjo
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Sector Project and Planning Staff of the Near East South Asia Bureau, Technical Staff (NEAS/TECH) | April 30, 1975
Regional Diversification and Korea's Regional Incentive System
Roger A. Sedjo
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Robert R. Nathan Associates | September 1974
Industrialization for Gwangju's Regional Development: Strategy and Industries
Roger A. Sedjo
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Robert R. Nathan Associates | September 1974
Gwangju's Regional Development Plan: Analysis and Projections of Sectoral Output, Investment, and Values Added, 1972-1991
Roger A. Sedjo
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Robert R. Nathan Associates, Regional Development Plan for Gwangju, Korea | September 1974
Philippine Provincial Government and Rural Development
Roger A. Sedjo, James Dalton and others
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)/Manila | November 1972
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Friday, April 17, 2015
Seminar addresses carbon accounting and forest management
Thursday, January 30, 2014
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