The forest and agricultural sector optimization model (FASOM): model structure and policy applications. Academic Article uri icon


  • The Forest and Agricultural Sector Optimization Model (FASOM) is a dynamic, nonlinear programming model of the forest and agricultural sectors in the US. The FASOM model initially was developed to evaluate welfare and market impacts of alternative policies for sequestering carbon in trees but also has been applied to a wider range of forest and agricultural sector policy scenarios. The authors describe the model structure and give selected examples of policy applications. A summary of the data sources, input data file format, and the methods used to develop the input data files also are provided.

author list (cited authors)

  • Adams, D. M., Alig, R. J., Callaway, J. M., McCarl, B. A., & Winnett, S. M.

citation count

  • 76

publication date

  • January 1996