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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
Goings On: Highlights of RFF's Recent Contributions to Shaping Environmental Policy
Richard D. Morgenstern, Leonard A. Shabman, Yusuke Kuwayama , Roger A. Sedjo
Resources | 2014 (185)
 
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
 
Regulating Emissions from Bioenergy: What Life-Cycle Assessments Tell Us
Roger A. Sedjo
Resources | 2013 (184)
 
Resources Magazine: 184
Phil Sharp, Dallas Burtraw, Rebecca Epanchin-Niell, Carolyn Kousky, Joshua Linn, Daniel F. Morris, P. Lynn Scarlett, Roger A. Sedjo, Margaret A. Walls
Resources | 2013 (184)
 
Energy Independence—What Then?
Joel Darmstadter, Roger A. Sedjo
Resources | 2013 (Digital Issue)
 
Resources Magazine: Digital Issue
Alan J. Krupnick, Juha V. Siikamäki, Margaret A. Walls, Anne Riddle, Joel Darmstadter, Roger A. Sedjo, Phil Sharp
Resources | 2013 (Digital Issue)
 
Comparative Life Cycle Assessments: Carbon Neutrality and Wood Biomass Energy
Roger A. Sedjo
RFF Discussion Paper 13-11 | April 2013
 
Resources Magazine: 181
Phil Sharp, Blair Beasley, Dallas Burtraw, Joel Darmstadter, Kristin Hayes, Alan J. Krupnick, Karen L. Palmer, Anthony Paul, Roger A. Sedjo, James Smith, Matthew Woerman
Resources | 2012 (181)
 
The Carbon Footprint of Wood for Bioenergy
Roger A. Sedjo
Resources | 2012 (181)
 
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
 
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SELECTED PRESENTATIONS
Global Consequences of American Land Use Policies
Roger A. Sedjo
Pre-Forest Summit Symposium | Seattle, WA | March 22, 1993
 
The Canadian Balance of Trade: An Empirical Study
Roger A. Sedjo
Rocky Mountain Social Science Association | Lubbock, TX | May 1, 1969
 
The Turning Point for the Korean Economy
Roger A. Sedjo
International Liaison Committee for Research on Korea Conference | Seoul, Korea | August 1, 1971
 
International Development in the Forest Sector: Production, Carbon Sinks and the Environment
Roger A. Sedjo
Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society: ACT Branch | Canberra, Australia | February 14, 2002
 
Forest Plantation's Impact on Roundwood Supply and Prices - Present Situation and Future Potential
Roger A. Sedjo
The Future of the Norwegian Forestry Sector | Oslo, Norway | November 7, 2001
 
The National Forest System: For Whom and For What
Roger A. Sedjo
Society of American Forester (SAF) Meeting (National Capital Section) | SAF | Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. | October 31, 2001
 
Global Timber Model
Roger A. Sedjo and Sohngen
Forestry and Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Modeling Forum | Shepherdstown, WV | October 1, 2001
 
Changing Demands on the World's Forests
Roger A. Sedjo
S.J. Hall Lecture in Industrial Forestry | University of California, College of Natural Resources, Center for Forestry | Berkeley, CA | September 28, 2001
 
The Ethics of Wood Consumption and Supply
Roger A. Sedjo
Society of American Foresters (SAF) Annual Convention | SAF | Denver, CO | September 14, 2001
 
Biological Systems to Mitigate Global Climate Change: Some Recent Research
Roger A. Sedjo
Carbon Sinks and the Present State of Research in Forestry | Tokyo, Japan | August 30, 2001
 
The Economic Contribution of Biotechnology and Forest Plantations in Global Wood Supply and Forest Conservation
Roger A. Sedjo
Conference of Biotechnology in Forestry | Stevenson, WA | July 22, 2001
 
Terrestrial Systems to Mitigate Climate Change
Roger A. Sedjo
2001 World Conference on Natural Resources Modeling | Logan, UT | June 27, 2001
 
The Impact of Biotechnology on Planted Industrial Forests: Biotechnology's Application to a Unique Crop
Roger A. Sedjo
5th International Conference, Biotechnology, Science and Modern Agriculture: A New Industry at the Dawn of the Century | International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research | Ravello, Italy | June 15, 2001
 
Can Collaboration Decision-Making Work in the National Forests?
Roger A. Sedjo
Conference on National Forest Policy and Law | University of Montana | Missoula, MT | January 22, 2001
 
Carbon Mitigation Through Forestry and Land Use in the Kyoto Protocol
Roger A. Sedjo
4th International Conference on Air Quality & Global Climate Change | Tucson, AZ | January 8, 2001
 
Optimal Forest Carbon Sequestration
Brent Sohngen, Robert Mendelsohn and Roger Sedjo
American Economic Association (AEA) Annual Meeting | AEA | New Orleans, LA | January 7, 2001
 
Climate Change, Forests and Carbon Sequestration and the Kyoto Protocol
Roger A. Sedjo
Institute for the Study of the Planet Earth (ISPE) Seminar Series | ISPE | University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ | September 21, 2000
 
The Economic Effects of the Climate Agreement on the Forest Sector
Roger A. Sedjo
Finish Society of Forest Science Annual Seminar | Finish Society of Forest Science | Helsinki, Finland | October 18, 2000
 
Climate Change, Forest Carbon and Kyoto
Roger A. Sedjo
Institute for the Study of the Planet Earth (ISPE) Seminar Series | ISPE | University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ | September 21, 2000
 
The Role of Forest Plantations in the World's Future Timber Supply
Roger A. Sedjo
International Poplar Conference | Portland, OR | September 25, 2000
 
Demands on Public Lands: What is the Future of the National Forest?
Roger A. Sedjo
Wilson Distinguish Lecture | Montana State University | Bozeman, MT | September 19, 2000
 
Forest Certification: Some Problems and Pressures
Roger A. Sedjo
XXI International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) World Congress | IUFRO | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | August 8, 2000
 
Biotechnology for Planted Forests: An Assessment of Biological, Economic and Environmental Possibilities and Limitations
Roger A. Sedjo
Environmental Policy, Agriculture and Biotechnology | European Science Foundation/International Plant Genetic Resources Institute | Rome, Italy | May 29, 2000
 
Climate, Terrestrial Sinks and Climate
Roger A. Sedjo
American Economic Association (AEA) Annual Meeting | AEA | Boston, MA | January 9, 2000
 
World Forests as A Key Factor in Global Warming
Roger A. Sedjo
International Symposium on Global Environmental Issues and Forests | Ehime University, Matsayama, Japan | April 2, 1999
 
Some Analytics and Implications of Eco-Labeling
Roger A. Sedjo and Stephen Swallow
First World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists | Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, and Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei | Venice, Italy | June 28, 1998
 
Property Rights, Biodiversity and Pharmaceutical Development
Roger A. Sedjo
International Seminar on Bioprospecting | Ministry of Environment | Bogotá, Colombia | December 4, 1997
 
Forest Products Trade and Certification: An Economic Assessment
Roger A. Sedjo
World Forestry Congress | Antalya, Turkey | October 15, 1997
 
Measuring Climate Change Impacts: The Case of Global Timber Markets
Roger A. Sedjo, Brent Sohngen and Robert Mendelsohn
American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting | AAEA | Toronto, Ontario, Canada | July 1, 1997
 
Forests: Supply and Demand
Roger A. Sedjo
Society of American Foresters (SAF) Annual Convention (General Session) | SAF | Memphis, TN | October 9, 1997
 
Forest Economics: A Partial Review
Roger A. Sedjo
International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) Conference | IUFRO | Umea, Sweden | September 9, 1997
 
Environmental Education: A View from the Independent Commission
Roger A. Sedjo
Summer Conference of Accuracy in Academia, Dirksen Senate Office Building | Washington, D.C. | July 18, 1997
 
The Relationship Between Carbon Sequestration and Forest Biomass and the Costs of Using Forests for Carbon Sequestration
Roger A. Sedjo
(Presentation to faculty and student group) | Chulalongkorn University | Bangkok, Thailand | February 13, 1997
 
Timber Fees, Harvest Contracts, and Forest Lease Arrangements on U.S. Public Forestlands
Roger A. Sedjo
Workshop on Forests | Khabarovska, Russian Far East | April 1, 1996
 
Global Trade in Forests Products: Trade and Environmental Implications
Roger A. Sedjo
7th American Forest Congress | Washington, D.C. | February 1, 1996
 
Fiber from Plantation Forests
Roger A. Sedjo
Global Pulp and Paper Seminar | New York, NY | November 1, 1995
 
Labor Surplus in Korea: The Historical Evidence
Roger A. Sedjo
Western Economic Association (WEA) Annual Conference, Development Session | WEA | Las Vegas, NV | June 10, 1974
 
Regional Planning in Asia
Roger A. Sedjo
Western Economic Association (WEA) Annual Conference, Third World Growth and Development Session | WEA | San Francisco, CA | June 26, 1976
 
International Barriers to Forest Products Trade: The Effect of the MTN
Roger A. Sedjo and Samuel J. Radcliffe
Southern Economics Association (SEA) Meeting | SEA | Atlanta, GA | November 7, 1979
 
The Comparative Economics of Plantation Forestry
Roger A. Sedjo
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) | IIASA | Laxenburg, Austria | January 10, 1980
 
Global Environmental Degradation and Conflict
Roger A. Sedjo
Workshop on Environmental, Resources, and Population as Sources of Conflict in 2014 | National Defense University, Institute for National Strategic Studies | Washington, D.C. | July 19, 1994
 
Global Resource Issues
Roger A. Sedjo
Workshop on Environmental, Resources, and Population as Sources of Conflict in 2014 | National Defense University, Institute for National Strategic Studies | Washington, D.C. | July 19, 1994
 
A Summary of the Economics of Managing Carbon via Forestry: Assessment of Existing Studies
Roger A. Sedjo
Joint Implementation | Groningen, The Netherlands | June 1, 1994
 
Social and Human Factors in Sustainable Forest Management
Roger A. Sedjo
Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST) Annual Meeting | SWST | Portland, ME | June 26, 1994
 
Forests to Capture Carbon: Tradeable Permit Schemes
Roger A. Sedjo
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Workshop on Policy Instruments and Their Implications | IPCC | Tsukuba, Japan | January 17, 1994
 
The Commercialization of Biodiversity
Roger A. Sedjo and R. David Simpson
American Economic Association (AEA) Annual Meeting | AEA | Boston, MA | January 1, 1994
 
The Carbon Cycle and Global Forest Ecosystems
Roger A. Sedjo
International Workshop on Quantification of Sinks and Sources of CO2 | Harzburg, Germany | March 1, 1993
 
Transactions, Economics, and the Conservation of Tropical Biodiversity
Roger A. Sedjo and R. David Simpson
International Association for the Study of Common Property | Washington, D.C. | September 18, 1992
 
The Future of Forestry
Roger A. Sedjo
Society of American Foresters (SAF) Annual Convention | SAF | San Francisco, CA | August 1, 1991
 
Educating Foresters to Meet Future Challenges
Roger A. Sedjo
Society of American Foresters (SAF) Annual Convention | SAF | San Francisco, CA | August 1, 1991
 
Reforestation to Mitigate Rising Carbon Dioxide
Roger A. Sedjo
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting | AAAS | Washington, D.C. | February 13, 1991
 
Tropical Forests, Property Rights and Environmental Values: Economic Concepts and Real World Complexities
Roger A. Sedjo
American Economic Association (AEA) Annual Meeting | AEA | Washington, D.C. | December 1, 1990
 
The Role of Forests in the Global Carbon Cycle
Roger A. Sedjo
Society of American Foresters (SAF) Annual Convention | SAF | Washington, D.C. | July 1, 1990
 
The Role of Industrial Forestry in Sustainable Development
Roger A. Sedjo
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 1990 Annual Meeting | AAAS | New Orleans, LA | February 1, 1990
 
Property Rights, Genetic Resources and Biotechnological Development
Roger A. Sedjo
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 1990 Annual Meeting | AAAS | New Orleans, LA | February 1, 1990
 
Economic Wood Supply: Choices for Canada's Forest Industry
Roger A. Sedjo
1989 Annual Meeting | Canadian Institute of Forestry | Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada | October 1, 1989
 
Estimating Forest Resources in Indonesia in the Absence of a Comprehensive Inventory
Roger A. Sedjo
International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) Global Natural Resources Monitoring and Assessments | IUFRO | Venice, Italy | September 1, 1989
 
The Expanding Role of Plantation Forests in the Pacific Rim
Roger A. Sedjo
Prospects for Australian Plantations: A National Conference | Canberra, Australia | August 21, 1989
 
International Forest Products Trade: Present and Future
Roger A. Sedjo
The Forest Industry: New Horizons | Christchurch, New Zealand | March 1, 1988
 
The Washington State Trust Lands: An Examination of a Public Trustee's Management of Forestland
Roger A. Sedjo
Trust Relationships and Individual Responsibility | Political Economy Research Center | Big Sky, MT | December 3, 1987
 
An Outsider Looks at Canadian Forestry
Roger A. Sedjo
Annual Meeting | Canadian Institute of Forestry | Victoria, British Columbia, Canada | September 1, 1986
 
Timber Supply Modeling: Demand Side Considerations
Roger A. Sedjo and Kenneth Lyon
XVIII International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) World Congress | IUFRO | Ljubljana, Yugoslavia | September 1, 1986
 
Problems with the Public Lands
Roger A. Sedjo and Marion Clawson
Eastern Economics Association (EEA) Annual Meeting | EEA | Philadelphia, PA | April 1, 1986
 
Deforestation and the Value of Biological Diversity
Roger A. Sedjo
American Economic Association (AEA) Annual Meeting | AEA | New York, NY | December 29, 1985
 
Incentives and Tariff Barriers Related to Forest Products Trade
Roger A. Sedjo
IX World Forestry Congress | Mexico City, Mexico | July 1, 1985
 
A Three Region Optimal Control Theory Forestry Model
Roger A. Sedjo
Meeting of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS) | IFORS | Washington, D.C. | April 1, 1984
 
Tropical Deforestation
Roger A. Sedjo
Conference on World Wood Resources | Ditchley Foundation | Ditchley Park, Oxford, U.K. | October 1, 1983
 
The Situation of the World's Tropical Forests
Roger A. Sedjo
Seminar on Management of Forest Resources in Asia | Los Banos, The Philippines | July 1, 1983
 
Global Forests
Roger A. Sedjo
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting | AAAS | Detroit, MI | May 1, 1983
 
The Effect of Federal Control on Log Exports
Roger A. Sedjo and A. Clark Wiseman
Eastern Economics Association (EEA) Annual Meeting | EEA | Washington, D.C. | April 1, 1982
 
An Optimal Control Theory Model of Long-Term Timber Supply
Roger A. Sedjo and Kenneth Lyon
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) | Laxenburg, Austria | January 1, 1982
 
Sweden's Forest Industry and Forest Plantations of the Tropics and Southern Hemisphere
Roger A. Sedjo
International Conference on Structural Economic Analysis and Planning in Time and Space | Umea, Sweden | June 1, 1981
 
Institutional Arrangements to Discourage Excessive Deforestation
Roger A. Sedjo
Second World Congress on Land Policy | Lincoln Institute for Land Policy | Cambridge, MA | June 22, 1983
 
Global Timber Supply
Roger A. Sedjo
Chinese Academy of Forestry | Beijing, China | October 1, 1991
 
Global Warming and Climate Change
Roger A. Sedjo
Australian Pulp and Paper Institute and Technical Association (APPITA) Annual Meeting | APPITA | Melbourne, Australia | April 30, 1991
 
Toward an Operational Definition of Ecosystem Management
Roger A. Sedjo
Analysis Workshop III | U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service | Fort Collins, CO | April 1, 1995
 
Forest to Capture Carbon: Tradeable Permit Schemes
Roger A. Sedjo
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Tsukuba Workshop in Policy Instruments | IPCC | Tsukuba, Japan | January 17, 1994
 
External Consequences of Domestic Environmental Policies
Roger A. Sedjo
Project 88 - Round II | Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Center for Science and International Affairs, Environment and Natural Resources Program | Cambridge, MA | September 24, 1992
 
Potential Impact of Climate Change on U.S. Forest Resources
Roger A. Sedjo
Joint 2004 Annual Convention of the Society of American Foresters and Canadian Institute of Forestry | Edmonton, Canana | October 3, 2004
 
Forest Policies in an International Context
Roger A. Sedjo
International Conference on the Economic, Social and Environmental Role of Forests: Policies, Approaches and Case Studies | University of Padova, Italy | Italy | April 25, 2005
 
Can We Meet Kyoto Targets Using Forest Sinks: the Case of EU, Japan, and Canada
Roger A. Sedjo
Fulbright Scholar Public lecture presentation to the University of Alberta | October 30, 2003
 
Global Supply and Demand for Forest Products: Some Important Trends
Roger A. Sedjo
Oregon's Forest Sector: Enhancing its Economic Contribution and its Relationship to Global Forest Sustainability | World Forestry Center | Portland, OR | April 28, 2004
 
Tree Biotechnology: Regulation and International Trade
Roger A. Sedjo
7th International Conference on Public Goods and Public Policy for Agriculture Biotechnology | International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research (ICABR) | Ravello, Italy | June 29, 2003
 
Carbon Sequestration Costs in Global Forests
Brent Sohngen and Roger Sedjo
Stanford Energy Modeling Forum 21, papers on Non-Carbon GHGs | Stanford University | Washington, DC | May 24, 2004
 
Comparative view-Stumpage Pricing the USD and Canada
Roger A. Sedjo
U.S. - Canada Forest Products Trade: A Bilateral Technical Symposium | Michigan State University | March 7, 2005
 
Exchange Rates and the Competitiveness of the US Timber Sector in Global Economy
Adam Daigneault, Brent Sohngen, and Roger Sedjo
2005 AAEA Annual Meeting | AAEA | July 1, 2005
 
Challenger of Institutional Redesign; Tenure, Competitiveness and Sustainability
Roger A. Sedjo
Workshop sponsored by the Sustainable Forest Management Network | University of British Columbia, Vancouver | January 20, 2005
 
Forests, Working Forests and Economic Development
Roger Sedjo
National Governor's Association meeting | National Governor's Association | Nashville, TN | June 15, 2004
 
Forest Plantations and Biotechnology: Some Important Trends
Roger A. Sedjo
presentation to Senior Mexican Officials | Mexico City, Mexico | June 4, 2004
 
Forest Plantations and Biotechnology: Some Important Trends
Roger A. Sedjo
CellFor Conference | Atlanta, GA | May 20, 2004
 
Timber Supply, Plantations and Tropical Forests
Roger A. Sedjo
International Society of Tropical Foresters | USDA FS | February 4, 2004
 
Renting Temporary Carbon Emission Offsets
Rodger A. Sedjo and Gregg Marland
7th Electrical Utilities Environmental Conference | Tucson, AZ | January 22, 2004
 
Global Carbon Sequestration Cost Curves
Brent Sohngen and Roger Sedjo
Stanford Energy Modeling Forum 21 (EMF21) | Stanford University | December 8, 2003
 
Markets to Promote Carbon Sequestration Forestry
Roger A. Sedjo
presentation to Department of Agriculture and separate presentation to senior Forest Service Staff | December 16, 2003
 
Timber Supply and Sustainable Forests: A Global Overview
Roger A. Sedjo
Forest Industry Lecture Series | University of Alberta | November 13, 2003
 
New Reality of Sustainable Forestry
Roger A. Sedjo, keynote speaker
annual meeting of the National Association of State Foresters | National Association of State Foresters | Portland, OR | September 15, 2003
 
Surviving Globalization in the Wood Products Industry
Roger A. Sedjo, keynote speaker
Forest/Vital Communities Conference | Minneapolis, MN | September 10, 2003
 
Biotechnology and Planted Trees: Some Regulatory and Economic Consideration
Roger A. Sedjo
ICABR Conference on Productivity, Public Goods and Public Policy: Biotechnology potentials | ICABR | Revello, Italy | June 30, 2003
 
Plantation Forests and Biotechnology
Roger A. Sedjo
Biotechnology Center, Conception University | Conception, Chile | April 3, 2003
 
Carbon Offsets-Technical, Policy and Market Aspects
Roger A. Sedjo
American Economic Association Meetings | American Economic Association | Washington, DC | January 5, 2003
 
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