Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics

Ympäristöekonomian professori

Contact:
Department of Economics and Management
P.O.Box 27 (Latokartanonkaari 9), FIN-00014 University of Helsinki
Tel: +358 9 191 58065 
Telefax: +358 9 191 58096
markku.ollikainen at helsinki.fi

Office hours: Tuesday 2-3 pm Viikki's A-building, third floor, room 306.

Vastaanotto: ti 14-15 A-talo, huone 306.

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MARKKU OLLIKAINEN

RESEARCH -Tutkimus

Link to the Research database TUHAT

Curriculum vitae

 

Book cover

Economics of Forest Resources” by G. Amacher, M. Ollikainen, and E. Koskela, is published by The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA. This graduate level textbook/research handbook surveys most areas comprising the field of forest resource economics, with special focus on advancements made within the last 30 years. Both deterministic and stochastic models are covered, in addition to problems with special relevance to policy instruments.

Preface; Chapter 1: A Brief History of Forest Economics Thought; Chapter 2: Faustmann Rotations Models; Chapter 3: Hartman Rotations Models; Chapter 4: Two Period Life Cycle Models; Chapter 5: Forest Policy Design; Chapter 6: Deforestation: Problems and Models; Chapter 7: Conservation of Biodiversity; Chapter 8: Forest Age Class Models; Chapter 9: Uncertainty in Two Period Models; Chapter 10: Catastrophic Risk; Chapter 11: Stochastic Rotations Models; Chapter 12: Dynamic Forest Models; Mathematics Appendix.

See preface of the book

Errata for chapters 1-6, 8, 10-12

New proof of Interest rate impact in the Hartman model

See reviews of the book:
Birger Sohlberg: European Review of Agricultural Economics (2010) 37: 423-426
Ramon Lopez: Journal of Economic Literature (2010) 48: 178-182
Peter Deegen: Forst und Holz (2010) 94: 49
E. Somanathan: Current Science (2010) 98: 263-264

 

TEACHING - Opetus

YE5.2/YE13.2 Maatalous ja ympäristö Kurssi alkaa ma 21.3. ja loppuu ke 27.4. Luennot ma klo 10-12 VIA sh 207+208 ja ke klo 10-12 VIB sh 13. Kurssin luennoivat Prof. Markku Ollikainen ja Prof. jussi Lankoski. Ilmoittautuminen WebOODissa. Ilmoittautuessa WebOODIssa valitse sinulle oikea kurssi joko YE5.2 tai YE13.2 sen mukaan kumman niistä suoritat.

YE11 Kustannushyötyanalyysi

YE15 Tutkielmaseminaari

 

PUBLICATIONS - Julkaisut

A. Refereed Journals

  1. Rinne J., J. Lankoski, M. Ollikainen and H. Mikkola 2011. Ethanol production under endogenous crop prices: Theoretical analysis with an empirical application to barley. Biomass and Bioenergy. Accepted for publication.
  2. Amacher G., M. Ollikainen and E. Koskela 2011. Corruption and Forest Concessions. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. Forthcoming.
  3. Lankoski J. and M. Ollikainen 2011.  Biofuel policies and the environment: Do climate benefits warrant increased production from biofuel feedstocks? Ecological Economics 70, 676-687.
  4. Lankoski J., E. Lichtenberg and M. Ollikainen 2010.  Agri-environmental Program Compliance in a Heterogenous Landscape. Environmental and Resource Economics 47, 1-22.
  5. Pilli-Sihvola, K., P. Aatola, M. Ollikainen and H. Tuomenvirta 2010. Climate change and electricity consumption – witnessing increasing or decreasing use and costs? Energy Policy 38, 2409-2419.
  6. Lappi, P. K. Ollikka and M. Ollikainen 2010. Optimal fuel-mix in CHP plants under stochastic permit price. Risk neutrality versus risk aversion. Energy Policy 38, 1079-1086.
  7. Juutinen A. and M. Ollikainen 2010.  Trading in Nature Values as a means of biodiversity conservation in boreal forests: Theory and experience from Finland. Forest Science, 56: 201-211.
  8. Guyomard, H., J. Lankoski, and M. Ollikainen 2009. Impacts of agri-environmental policies on land allocation and prices. Food Economics, 6, 88-98.
  9. Ollikainen, M and J. Lankoski 2009. Multifunctionality: Environment versus rural viability in social optima. Journal of Rural Development 32: 31-57.
  10. Amacher, G., E. Koskela and M. Ollikainen 2009. Deforestation and Land Use Under Insecure Property Rights. Environment and Development Economics 14: 281-303.
  11. Lankoski J. and M. Ollikainen 2008. Bioenergy crop production and climate policies: A von Thunen model and case of reed canary grass in Finland. European Review of Agricultural Economics 35: 519-546.
  12. Ollikainen, M., J. Lankoski and S.Nuutinen 2008. Policy-related transaction costs of agricultural policies in Finland. Agri-Food Science 17: 193-209.
  13. Lankoski J., E. Lichtenberg and M. Ollikainen 2008. Point/Nonpoint Effluent Trading with Spatial Heterogeneity. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 90, 1044-1058.
  14. Koskela, E., M. Ollikainen and M. Puhakka 2008. Saddles, Indeterminacy and Bifurcations in an Overlapping Generations Economy with a Renewable Resource. Finnish Economic Papers 21: 3 - 21.
  15. Juutinen, A., M. Mönkkönen and M. Ollikainen 2008. Do environmental diversity approaches lead to improved site selection? A comparison with the multi-species approach. Forest Ecology and Management 255: 3750-3757.
  16. Amacher, G., E. Koskela and M. Ollikainen 2007. Royalty Reform and Illegal Reporting of Harvest Volumes under Alternative Penalty Schemes. Environmental and Resource Economics 38: 189-211.
  17. Koskela, E., M. Ollikainen and T. Pukkala 2007a. Biodiversity Policies in Commercial Boreal Forests: Optimal Design of Subsidy and Tax Combinations. Forest Economics and Policy 9: 982-995.
  18. Koskela, E., M. Ollikainen and T. Pukkala 2007b. Biodiversity Conservation in Boreal Forests: Optimal Rotation Age and Volume of Retention Trees. Forest Science 53: 443-452.
  19. Dahlbo, H., M. Ollikainen, M., S. Peltola, S., T. Myllymaa and M. Melanen 2007. Combining ecological and economic assessment of waste management options – case newspaper. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 51: 42-63.
  20. Lankoski, J. and M. Ollikainen 2006.  No-till technology: benefits to farmers and the environment? European Review of Agricultural Economics 33: 193-221.
  21. Amacher, G., E. Koskela and M. Ollikainen 2005. Quality Competition and Social Welfare in Markets with Partial Coverage: New Results. Bulletin of Economic Research, 54: 391-405.
  22. Amacher, G., E. Koskela and M. Ollikainen 2004. Forest Rotations and Stand Interdependency: Ownership Structure and Timing of Decisions. Natural Resource Modeling.17: 1-43.
  23. Amacher, G., E. Koskela and M. Ollikainen 2004. Environmental Quality Competition and Ecolabeling. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 47: 284-306.
  24. Koskela, E. and M. Ollikainen 2003. A Behavioural and Welfare Analysis of
    Progressive Forest Taxation. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 33: 2352 –2361.
  25. Koskela, E. and M. Ollikainen 2003.  Optimal Forest Taxation under Private and Social Forest Amenity Valuation. Forest Science: 49: 596-607.
  26. Lankoski, J. and M. Ollikainen 2003. Agri-Environmental Externalities: A framework for designing targeted policies. European Review of Agricultural Economics 30: 51-75.
  27. Amacher, G., E. Koskela, M. Ollikainen and M. Conway 2002. Bequest Intentions of Forest Landowners: Theory and Some Empirical Evidence. American Journal of Agricultural Economics: 88: 1103-1114.
  28. Amacher, G., E. Koskela and M. Ollikainen 2002. Optimal Forest Policies in an Overlapping Generations Economy with Timber and Money Bequests. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 44: 346-369.
  29. Koskela, E., M. Ollikainen and M. Puhakka 2002. Renewable Resource in an Overlapping Generations Economy without Capital. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 43: 497-517.
  30. Ollikainen, M. and J. Honkatukia 2001. Towards efficient pollution control in the Baltic Sea. An anatomy of current failure with suggestions. Ambio 30: 245-253.
  31. Koskela, E. and M. Ollikainen 2001. Optimal Public Harvesting under the Interdependence between Private and Public Stands. Forest Science 47: 484-496.
  32. Koskela, E. and M. Ollikainen 2001. Optimal Forest Conservation: Competitiveness versus Green Image Effects. Forest Science 47: 178-187.
  33. Koskela, E. and M. Ollikainen 2001. Forest Taxation and Rotation Age under Private Amenity Valuation: New Results. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 42: 374-384.
  34. Lankoski, J. and M. Ollikainen 1999. The Environmental effectiveness of alternative agri-environmental policy reforms: theoretical and empirical analysis. Agricultural and Food Science in Finland 8: 321-331.
  35. Koskela, E. and M. Ollikainen 1999. Timber Supply, Amenity Valuation and Biological Uncertainty. Journal of Forest Economics 5: 285-304.
  36. Koskela, E. and M. Ollikainen 1999. Optimal Public Harvesting under the Interdependence of Public and Private Forests. Forest Science 45: 259-271.
  37. Amacher, G., R. Brazee, E. Koskela and M. Ollikainen 1999.  Forest Taxation, Bequests, and the Long Run Timber Supplies: An Overlapping Generations Problem. Environmental & Resource Economics 13: 269-288.
  38. Koskela, E. and M. Ollikainen 1998. A Game-theoretic Model of Timber Prices with Capital Stock: An Empirical Application to the Finnish Forest Sector. The Canadian Journal of Forest Research 28: 1481-1493.
  39. Koskela, E. and M. Ollikainen 1998. Tax Incidence and Forest Taxation Under Stochastic Demand. Forest Science 44: 4-16.
  40. Ollikainen, M. 1998. Sustainable Forestry: Timber Bequests, Future Generations and Optimal Tax Policy. Environmental & Resource Economics 12: 255-273.
  41. Koskela, E. and M. Ollikainen 1997. Optimal Design of Forest Taxation with Multiple-Use Characteristics of Forest Stands. Environmental & Resource Economics 10: 41-62.
  42. Koskela, E. and M. Ollikainen 1997. Optimal Design of Forest and Capital Income Taxation in an Economy with an Austrian Sector. Journal of Forest Economics 3: 107-132.
  43. Ollikainen, M. 1996. Analytics of Forest Taxes under Endogenous Credit Rationing. Separability After All. Journal of Forest Economics 2: 93-130.
  44. Ollikainen, M. 1992. A Mean-variance approach to short-term timber selling and forest taxation under multiple sources of uncertainty. The Canadian Journal of Forest Research 23: 573-581.
  45. Ollikainen, M. 1991. The Effect of Nontimber Taxes on the Harvest Timing – The Case of Private Nonindustrial Forest Owners: A Note. Forest Science 37: 356-363.
  46. Ollikainen, M. 1990. Forest taxation and the timing of private nonindustrial harvests
     under interest rate uncertainty. The Canadian Journal of Forest Research 20: 1823-1829.
  47. Ollikainen, M. and H. Salonen 1987. A Bargaining Approach to the Modeling of the
    Swedish Roundwood Market. A Comment. Land Economics 63: 209-210.
  48. Ollikainen, M. 1986. A Book Review: Johansson, Per-Olov and Löfgren Karl-Gustav: The Economics of Forestry and Natural Resources. Basil Blackwell, 1985, 292 pp. Scandinavian Journal of Economics 88: 675-677.

 

B. Books and Chapters in International Peer-Reviewed Books

  1. Bäck S., M. Ollikainen, M. Viitasalo, E. Bondsdorff, S. Kuikka, M. Walls, A. Eriksson 2010. Itämeren tulevaisuus. Gaudeamus. 2010.
  2. Amacher, G., M. Ollikainen and E. Koskela 2009. Economics of Forest Resources. pp. 385. Cambridge Mass. MIT Press.
  3. Koskela, E. and M. Ollikainen 1998. A Game-Theoretic Approach to the Roundwood Market with Capital Stock Determination. In Hanley, N. and Folmer, H. (eds.): Game Theory and the Environment. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.
  4. Ollikainen M. 1997. Sustainable Development from the Viewpoint of Ethics and Economics. In (eds.) van der Straaten, J. and Tylecote, A.: Environment, Technology and Economic Growth. The Challenge to Sustainable Development. Edward, Elgar, Cheltenham.
  5. Ollikainen, M. 1996. Essays on Timber Supply and Forest Taxation. A Dissertation. Government Institute for Economic Research, Research Reports 33.