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Economics - ECON


While no outlines currently exist for this course, below are the course learning outcomes/competencies.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the key aspects of lumber as a commodity, the effect of economic factors on lumber manufacturing, and the risks associated with the lumber business
  • Explain the main factors that impact input fiber pricing and how they can be mitigated
  • Describe the main factors that have a financial impact at every stage of lumber manufacturing and how to evaluate a lumber mill's performance
  • Describe how by-products can impact a mill's financial performance
  • Explain the impact of external economic and regulatory factors on a mill's financial performance
  • Explain how a Sawmill operation can evaluate capital investments, and ensure it is attaining the best return from its investment

Effective as of Fall 2020

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