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Hertegård, Ester, 2022. Who pulls the strings? - Key stakeholders in Swedish forest policy development. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Economics



Forest policy is subject to much debate due to its significance for both biodiversity, climate
change mitigation and economy. This study uses the Institutional Analysis and Development
(IAD) framework and a Linear Probability Model regression analysis to estimate the impact
of different stakeholder groups on finished forest legislation. I make use of data from a
referral round of a recent official Swedish forest investigation (SOU 2020:73), consisting of
158 stakeholder inputs on 63 policy change proposals. I find that positive input from
stakeholders is positively correlated with the chances of the policy change to be included in
the final policy legislation. Also, input from stakeholders more interested in wood and
biomass production correlates more strongly with the final policy than input from the groups
more interested in the environmental and cultural values of the forest. The findings highlight
potential differences in stakeholder impact on forest policy, and a method to empirically
investigate this further.

Main title:Who pulls the strings? - Key stakeholders in Swedish forest policy development
Authors:Hertegård, Ester
Supervisor:Huang, Wei
Examiner:Hart, Robert
Series:Examensarbete / SLU, Institutionen för ekonomi
Volume/Sequential designation:1471
Year of Publication:2022
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NY008 Agronomprogrammet ekonomi 300 HEC
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Keywords:economics, forest, egislation, policy
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Agricultural economics and policies
Deposited On:13 Dec 2022 07:24
Metadata Last Modified:14 Dec 2022 02:01

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