Economic research helps to build an evidence base on which to base policy and practice across England and Scotland, as well as internationally. It has been subdivided into the following broad categories although some studies may cover more than one category.
- Forest Industry - forest and wood industries.
- Non-Market Values - non-market costs and benefits of forests, such as recreation and biodiversity.
- Economic Impacts - economic impact, e.g. in terms of employment and gross value added.
- Policy - evaluation of programmes, appraisals of policy options and studies looking at policy instruments.