Peter Barynin’s specialties include natural resource price modeling, forest industry and timber markets, and international trade. Peter has over 20 years of experience servicing the forest industry, primarily as an economist. Peter currently authors RISI’s North American Timber Forecast, World Timber Price Quarterly, World Pulpwood Study and World Sawlog Study. His current activities include leading the development of RISI’s timberland valuation models, forest stand models, and timber price forecasts. Prior to joining RISI in 2008, Peter worked as an executive for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), where he recommended and administered government financing related to industry restructuring initiatives. With the MNR, Peter also held the position of Timber Pricing Specialist, setting the prices for all Crown timber sold from Ontario’s 22 million acres of forestlands. Peter taught at Harvard University in 1996, leading the curriculum in Environmental Economic Assessment Methodology in the Kennedy School of Government.