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Economics Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 836823, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/836823
Research Article

Land Use Change from Biofuels Derived from Forest Residue: A Case of Washington State

1University of Washington, Department of Economics, Box 353330, Savery 305, Seattle, WA 98195-3330, USA
2University of Washington, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, Box 352100, Seattle, WA 98195-2100, USA

Received 23 January 2013; Revised 24 March 2013; Accepted 14 May 2013

Academic Editor: Tun-Hsiang Edward Yu

Copyright © 2013 Daniel Brent and Sergey Rabotyagov. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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