Timber sale value as a function of sale characteristics and number of bidders [report]

Paul E. Sendak, Paul E. Sendak
1991 unpublished
Examines the effect of sale characteristics and number of bidders on sale value for timber sold by sealed-bid auction on the Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont. As anticipated from theory and previous empirical studies, increasing the number of bidders tended to increase the winning-bid value for the timber auctions studied. Tobit analysis was used because of the high number of timber sale offerings that received no bids. Efforts made to ensure that an offering received at least one
more » ... d at least one qualified bid had a greater impact on sales revenue than efforts made to increase the high-bid value. In designing sales, managers should avoid setting appraisal value too high in relation to timber quality or should seek methods other than timber sales to regenerate poor quality stands.
doi:10.2737/ne-rp-657 fatcat:fgoiosdpwrfz5mcj7yrdrohz7q