Gerard Horgan

Gerard Horgan

Gerard is an economist with over 40 years’ experience in research, policy, and forestry/natural resource economics.  He was a research economist with NZFS/FRI/Forest Research for 23 years, following this with three years with APR Consultants working on business and community development.  From 2003 until officially retiring from MPI in May 2015, he was a Senior Policy Analyst responsible for collating MPI’s log price series but also working on variety of resource related issues around bioenergy, water and climate change. He is currently a trustee of Tane’s Tree Trust.

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Is There Business Case for Native Forestry?

By Gerard Horgan22nd of March 2021

A conventional business case, as typically used to assist many investment or management decisions, is not the right tool for decisions around the infinitely complex and varied land-use that is...
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Valuing Native Forest on Private Land

By Dr David Bergin19th of March 2021

Our very survival is dependent on the natural world – we all need food, clean water, and shelter. There are many services that natural ecosystems provide that most of us...
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