to the Department of Forest Economics.
The Department of Forest Economics, with its 25 employees, is one of the smallest departments at the forest faculty. In spite of this the department accounts for a notable part of the education at the Master of Science Program in Forestry with approximately 20 courses in economics and statistics.
The research at the department is very active and the collaboration with other universities in Sweden and abroad is large. The research and the education is directed towards many different problem areas. A large part is devoted to traditional problems of forest management, that is questions concerning the largest economic yield possible from the silviculture. Another part concerns the forest as a natural resource: the valuation and the conservation of the non-marketed forest's goods, for example game and environment. A third area of interest is the role of the forest in the national and the international economy, in which International Forest Politics is a special niche of research.