OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Latta, Gregory

Assistant Professor - Senior Research

Office Location: 
Peavy 013
Phone: 
541-737-6264
Email Address: 
Curriculum Vitae: 
Education: 
  • BA, Economics, University of California Santa Barbara, 1992
  • MS, Forest Resources, Oregon State University, 2000
  • PhD, Forest and Resource Economics, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2013
Areas of Interest: 

Development and application of an array of regional and national models of timber and forest products markets.

Forest Sector Market Modeling

Selected Publications: 

Journal Articles – peer reviewed

Latta, G.S., H.K. Sjølie, and B. Solberg. In Press. A Review of recent developments and applications of partial equilibrium models of the forest sector. Journal of Forest Economics. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfe.2013.06.006

Sjølie, H.K., G.S. Latta, and B. Solberg. In Press. Dual discounting in climate change mitigation in the forest sector. Journal of Forest Economics. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfe.2013.07.001

Latta, G.S. J.S. Baker, R.H. Beach, S.K. Rose, and B.A. McCarl. In Press. A multi-sector intertemporal optimization approach to assess the GHG implications of U.S. forest and agricultural biomass electricity expansion. Journal of Forest Economics. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfe.2013.05.003.

Sjølie, H.K., G.S. Latta, and B. Solberg. In Press. The potential impact of albedo incorporation in boreal forest sector climate change policy effectiveness. Climate Policy. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1080/14693062.2013.786302.

Sjølie, H.K., G.S. Latta, and B. Solberg. In Press. Impacts of the Kyoto Protocol on boreal forest climate change mitigation. Annals of Forest Science. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1007/s13595-013-0289-5.

White, E.M., G. Latta, R.J. Alig, K.E. Skog, and D.M. Adams. 2013. Biomass Production from the U.S. Forest and Agriculture Sectors in Support of a Renewable Electricity Standard.  Energy Policy. 58(2013): 64-74.

Sjølie, H.K., G.S. Latta, and B. Solberg. 2013. Potentials and costs of climate change mitigation in the Norwegian forest sector - Does choice of policy matter? Canadian Journal of Forest Research 43(6): 589‐598.

Barrett, T.M., Latta, G., Hennon, P.E., Eskelson, B.N.I. and H Temesgen. 2012. Host-parasite distributions under changing climate: Tsuga heterophylla and Arceuthobium tsugense in Alaska.  Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 42(4): 642-656.

Adams, D. R. Alig, G. Latta and E. White.  2011.  Regional impacts of a program for private forest carbon offset sales.  Journal of Forestry 109(8): 444-453.

Latta, G., D. Adams, R. Alig and E. White. 2011.  Simulated effects of mandatory versus voluntary participation in private forest carbon offset markets in the United States.  Journal of Forest Economics 17(2): 127-141.

Sjølie, H., G. Latta, D. Adams and B. Solberg. 2011. Impacts of agent information assumptions in forest sector modeling.  Journal of Forest Economics 17(2): 169-184.

Im E.H., D.M. Adams, G.S. Latta. 2010. The impacts of changes in federal timber harvest on forest carbon sequestration in western Oregon. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 40: 1710‐1723.

Baker J.S., B.A. McCarl, B.C. Murray, S.K. Rose, R.J. Alig, D. Adams, G. Latta, R. Beach, and A. Daigneault. 2010. Net farm income and land use under a U.S. greenhouse gas cap and trade. Policy Issues (PI7) 7:1‐5

Latta, G., H. Temesgen, D. Adams and T. Barrett. 2010. Analysis of potential impacts of climate change on forests of the United States Pacific Northwest. Forest Ecology and Management 259(4): 720-729.

Alig,R., G. Latta, D. Adams and B. McCarl. 2010. Mitigating greenhouse gases: the importance of land base interactions among forests, agriculture, and residential development in the face of changes in bioenergy and carbon prices. Forest Policy and Economics 12(1): 67-75.

Latta, G., Temesgen, H., and T. Barrett. 2009. Mapping and imputing potential productivity of Pacific Northwest Forests using climate variables. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 39(6): 1197-1207.

Temesgen, H.,  T. Barrett and G. Latta. 2008. Estimating cavity tree abundance in Pacific Northwest forests U.S.A. using nearest neighbor imputation methods. Silva Fennica 42(3): 337-354.

Adams, D.M. and G.S Latta. 2007. Future prospects for private timber harvest in eastern Oregon. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 22(3): 197-203.

Im, E., D.M. Adams and G.S. Latta. 2007. Potential impacts of carbon taxes on carbon flux in western Oregon private forests.  Forest Policy and Economics 9(8):1006-1017.

Busby, G.M., C.A. Montgomery and G. Latta. 2007. The opportunity cost of forest certification on private land in western Oregon. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 22(1): 55-60.

Adams, D.M. and G.S Latta. 2007. Timber trends on private lands in western Oregon and Washington: a New Look. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 22(1): 8-14.

Montgomery, C.A., G.S. Latta and D.M. Adams. 2006. The cost of achieving old-growth forest structure. Land Economics 82(2):240-256.

Adams, D.M. and G.S Latta. 2005. Costs and regional impacts of restoration thinning programs on the national forests in eastern Oregon. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 35(6):1319-1430.

Adams, D.M. and G.S Latta. 2004. Effects of a forest health thinning program on land and timber values in eastern Oregon. Journal of Forestry 102(8):9-13.

Latta, G. and C.A. Montgomery. 2004. Minimizing the cost of stand level management for older forest structure in western Oregon, Western Journal of Applied Forestry 19(4): 221-231.

Schillinger, R. R., D. M. Adams, G. S. Latta, and A. K. Van Nalts. 2003. An analysis of future private timber supply potential in western Oregon. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 18(3):1-9.

Latta, G. S. and D. M. Adams. 2000. An econometric analysis of output supply and input demand in the Canadian softwood lumber industry. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 30(9):1419-1428.

 

Reports, Book Chapters, and Proceedings

Latta, G.S., H.K. Sjølie, and B. Solberg. 2012. Incorporating climate change impacts in forest market models.  Scandinavian Forest Economics No. 44:79-87.

Johansson, R., Latta, G., White, E., Lewandrowski, J. and R. Alig. 2012. Eligibility Criteria Affecting Landowner Participation in Greenhouse Gas Programs. in Managing Agricultural Greenhouse Gases., M.A. Liebig, A.J. Franzluebbers and R.F. Follett (eds). ISBN : 978-0-12-386897-8

Latta, G., D. Adams and D. Shaw. 2011. Using a needle retention model and a log market model to estimate the economic impacts of Swiss needle cast in western Oregon. Pp. 21-22 in Proceedings of the 58th Annual Western International Forest Disease Work Conference, M.L. Fairweather and P. Palacios (comp). Valemont, BC.

Sjølie, H.K., G.S. Latta, T. Gobakken and B. Solberg. 2011. NorFor – a forest sector model of Norway. Model overview and structure, INA fagrapport 18, Ås, Norway. 27p.

Rose, S.K., B. McCarl, G. Latta, 2011. Biomass supply for power & environmental implications, EPRI Working Paper, June, 2011.

Zhao, J., D. Mainwaring, G. Latta and D. Maguire. 2010. Prediction of foliage retention from climate variables. Pp. 55-65 in Annual Report 2010, Swiss Needle Cast Cooperative, R. Mulvey and D. Shaw (eds). College of Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.

Latta, G., D. Adams and D. Shaw. 2009. Mapping western Oregon Douglas-fir foliage retention with a simultaneous autoregressive model. Pp. 37-51 in Annual Report 2009, Swiss Needle Cast Cooperative, D. Shaw and T. Wooley (eds). College of Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.

Baker, J.S., B.A. McCarl, B.C. Murray, S.K. Rose, R.J. Alig, D. Adams, G. Latta, R. Beach, and A. Dalgneault. The effects of low-carbon policies on net farm income. Nicholas Institute Paper. NI WP 09-04 (2009)

Daigneault, A., R. Beach, B. McCarl, D. Adams, R. Alig and G. Latta.  2009. Implications of carbon price dynamics and eligibility of mitigation options for U.S. Forestry and Agriculture Carbon Sinks. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science.  Vol(6):162006 (2pp).

Latta, G., and C.A. Montgomery. 2007. Economic considerations in managing for older-forest structure. P. 95-104 in Managing for wildlife habitat in Westside production forests, Harrington, T.B., and G.E. Nicholas (tech. eds.). USDA For. Serv. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-695.

Latta, G., and Adams, D. 2005. Analysis of an extensive thinning program on eastern Oregon national forests using a dynamic spatial equilibrium market model with endogenous industry capacity.  In Systems Analysis in Forest Resources: Proceedings of the 2003 Symposium, 7–9 October 2003, Stevenson, Wash. Compiled by M. Bevers and T. Barrett. USDA For. Serv. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-656.

Adams, D.M. and G.S Latta. 2005. Timber harvest potential from private lands in the Pacific Northwest: biological, investment, and policy issues. P.  4-12 in Understanding key issues of sustainable wood production in the Pacific Northwest, Deal, Robert L.; White, Seth M (eds). USDA For. Serv. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-626.

Adams, D.M. and G. Latta. 2003. Private Timber Harvest Potential in Eastern Oregon. Research Contribution 42, Forest Research Laboratory, Oregon State University. Corvallis. 42p.

Adams, D.M., R.R. Schillinger, G. Latta, and A. Van Nalts. 2002. Timber Harvest Projections for Private Land in Western Oregon. Research Contribution 37, Forest Research Laboratory, Oregon State University, Corvallis. 44p.