Gilleleje 2002
International Joint Conferences

The Biennial Meeting of the Scandinavian Society of Forest Economics


3rd Berkeley-KVL Conference on Natural Resource Management

May 21-25, 2002 in Gilleleje, Denmark


The biennial meeting of the Scandinavian Society of Forest Economics will be a joint conference with the 3rd Berkeley-KVL conference on Natural Resource Management focusing on recent accomplishments and current trends in forest and nature resources management.

The Scandinavian Society of Forest Economics (SSFE) was established in 1958. The first meeting was at the Agricultural University of Norway at Aas. Ever since the Society has met almost every second year.

The conference is also part of the collaboration agreement between the University of California at Berkeley, Oregon State University and KVL.

Organising committee

Professor Finn Helles and Dean Per Holten-Andersen, Department of Economics and Natural Resources, KVL, Copenhagen

Dr. Sjur Baardsen, Agricultural University of Norway at Aas

Professor Lars Lönnstedt, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences at Uppsala

Dr. Ritva Toivonen, Finnish Forest Research Institute, Helsinki

Conference registration

The conference will be held May 21-25, 2002 at the conference center:

Gilleleje Ferie- og Konference Center

Tinkerup Strandvej 8A

DK-3250 Gilleleje, Denmark

Phone: (+45) 48 30 03 11

Fax: (+45) 48 30 36 65


* placed at the northern coast of Zealand.

To register for the conference and accommodation, please return the enclosed registration form and a titel of the paper including an abstract (max. 150 words) to KVL no later than February 15, 2002.

For accommodation the choice is between single and double rooms, placed in chalets. Single room will cost approximately DKK 681/night, double room approximately DKK 570/night. The board cost is app as follows (Excl. Beverages):

May 21: DKK 196

May 22 and 24 (per day): DKK 444

May 23 (Incl. Banquet): DKK 594

May 25: DKK 142

Participation fee is DKK 900.

The costs of proceedings and the excursion depend on grants raised.


The participants are given two options. All papers may be published in the Proceedings Scandinavian Forest Economics vol. 39 or authors may opt for publication in a potential reviewed book "Forest and Nature Resource Management - Recent Accomplishments and Current Trends" in the Klüwer Academic Publishers Forestry Sciences Series.

As guidelines and instructions for authors the style of the following paper should be followed Method for Comparison of Efficiency Scores: A Case Study of Danish Dairy Farms

Keynote speakers at the Berkeley/KVL/SSFE conference 2002 (15-05-2002)

The keynote speakers at the conference will be:

Professor Peter Berck, University of California at Berkeley
Associate Professor Richard Brazee, University of Illinois at Champaigne
Professor Joseph Buongiorno, University of Wisconsin
Professor Peter Bogetoft, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University
Professor Colin Price, University College of North Wales

The optional excursion, Saturday 25 May 2002:

Chief Forester Esben Moeller Madsen, Trolleholm Estate Ltd., Sweden, has kindly accepted to host the excursion. General topic: Do we need research in practical forestry? The economics of hardwood production.

Conference outline

Full program with presentation titles (pdf)

The conference will consist of plenary sessions and parallel sessions within the SSFE Working Groups: Economic Planning, Forest Policy, Forest Products Markets, Multiple Use of Forests, and Developing Countries.

Tuesday, May 21

15.00 - 18.00 Arrival at Gilleleje

18.00 - 20.00 Dinner

20.00 - Opening

Wednesday, May 22

09.00 - 12.00 Plenary

12.00 - 13.00 Lunch

13.00 - 18.00 Parallel sessions

18.00 - 20.00 Dinner

20.00 - 22.00 Business Meeting of the SSFE

Thursday, May 23

09.00 - 12.00 Parallel sessions

12.00 - 13.00 Lunch

13.00 - 18.00 Parallel sessions

18.00 - 20.00 Banquet

Friday, May 24

09.00 - 12.00 Parallel sessions

12.00 - 13.00 Lunch

13.00 - 18.00 Parallel sessions

18.00 - 20.00 Dinner

Saturday, May 25

08.00 - 16.00 Excursion (to be decided)

Niels Strange