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Title: Regional impacts of technical change: the case of structural particleboard in the United States.

Author: Xu, Zhi; Bengston, David N.; Gregersen, Hans M.; Lundgren, Allen L.

Year: 1992

Publication: Research Paper NC-304. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station

Abstract: Analyzes the regional impacts of research benefits in the United States due to the introduction of structural particleboard. The distribution of consumer benefits, producer benefits, direct employment impacts, and changes in wood requirements are analyzed for the four census regions. The distribution of benefits is found to differ widely between regions, indicating the need to evaluate the distributional impacts of new technologies.

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