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Adoption and Diffusion of Natural-Resource-Conserving Agricultural Technology

Keith O. Fuglie and Catherine A. Kascak.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Renewable Resources and Conservation; Agricultural Economics. 0 words.

A national sample of U.S. farms is used to estimate the long-term trends in adoption and diffusion of conservation tillage, IPM, and soil fertilizer testing, technologies designed to reduce...

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Agricultural Industrialization: A Metaeconomics Look at the Metaphors by which we Live

Gary D. Lynne.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2002; p ublished online January 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Economic Methodology; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 0 words.

Agriculture continues to be driven by rapid technological change on the base of a particular kind of value system. This path produces an abundance and variety of high-quality food and...

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Agricultural Innovation and New Ventures: Assessing the Commercial Potential

Allan Gray, Michael Boehlje, Vincent Amanor-Boadu and Joan Fulton.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 2004; p ublished online December 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Agricultural Economics. 4603 words.

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Agrobiotechnology and Competitiveness

Nicholas G. Kalaitzandonakes.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 2000; p ublished online December 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Agricultural Economics. 0 words.

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An Analysis of the Impact of Research and Development on Productivity Using Bayesian Model Averaging with a Reversible Jump Algorithm

Kelvin Balcombe and George Rapsomanikis.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

July 2010; p ublished online July 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Single Equation Models; Single Variables; Econometric Modelling. 8083 words.

A Bayesian model averaging approach to the estimation of lag structures is introduced and applied to assess the impact of (R&D) on agricultural productivity in the United States from 1889...

Animal Breeding and Productivity Growth of Dairy Farms

Daniel Muluwork Atsbeha, Dadi Kristofersson and Kyrre Rickertsen.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

July 2012; p ublished online July 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Production and Organizations; Agricultural Economics. 8812 words.

We introduce genetic-based technical change into a Malmquist productivity index and measure the growth in productivity caused by bovine breeding. Because breeding is likely to affect milk...

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Assessing the Implications of Intellectual Property Rights on Plant and Animal Agriculture

W. Lesser.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 1997; p ublished online December 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Agricultural Economics. 0 words.

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Big Constraints or Small Returns? Explaining Nonadoption of Hybrid Maize in Tanzania

Jonas Kathage, Menale Kassie, Bekele Shiferaw and Matin Qaim.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

March 2016; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Agricultural Economics. 8243 words.

New technologies are often not widely adopted by farmers in Africa. Several adoption constraints have been discussed in the literature, including limited access to information. Using data...

Biotechnology and the development of food markets: retrospect and prospects

GianCarlo Moschini.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

September 2008; p ublished online September 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Agricultural Economics. 10563 words.

Summary

Biotechnology has had an important impact on the agricultural and food industries over the last 12 years by way of fast and extensive adoption of a...

Biotechnology: Opportunities and Challenges for Developing Countries

Uma Lele.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 2003; p ublished online December 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Manufacturing; Agricultural Economics. 4113 words.

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Can CCS and NET enable the continued use of fossil carbon fuels after CoP21?

R. Stuart Haszeldine.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Economywide Country Studies; Energy Economics; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation; Publicly Provided Goods; General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium; Market Structure and Pricing; General Economics. 9908 words.

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) does not generate energy. CCS applied to fossil and modern bio-carbon fuels and feedstocks removes environmentally damaging CO2 emissions. CoP21 stipulated...

A Century-Long Perspective on Agricultural Development

Christopher B. Barrett, Michael R. Carter and C. Peter Timmer.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

April 2010; p ublished online April 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Agricultural Economics; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economic Development. 13016 words.

This article strategically surveys the past century’s literature on agricultural development. We organize the discussion around three “grand themes” that reveal the richness of agricultural...

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Clean energy and international oil

Marianne Haug.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; Environmental Economics; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Technological Change; Research and Development; Welfare Economics; Renewable Resources and Conservation; Energy Economics; Economic History; Market Structure and Pricing; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation. 12012 words.

Oil has been the world's dominant fuel for more than 50 years. Substitution of oil for power generation and heating has progressed since the 1970s, but substitution of oil in transport...

Climate policy

John Hassler, Per Krusell and Jonas Nycander.

in Economic Policy

July 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Energy Economics; Environmental Economics. 23932 words.

This paper makes suggestions for climate policy and defends them based on recent research in economics and the natural sciences. In summary: (i) the optimal carbon tax is rather modest;...

Compensating for Information Externalities in Technology Diffusion Models

Allan Shampine.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

May 1998; p ublished online May 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Agricultural Economics. 0 words.

The role of information in the adoption of new technologies is discussed, focusing on the role of information externalities when nonadopters observe adopters in order to gather information....

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Competitive Grants and the Funding of Agricultural Research in the United States

Kelly Day Rubenstein, Paul W. Heisey, Cassandra Klotz-Ingram and George B. Frisvold.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Agricultural Economics. 6658 words.

Efforts to improve public agricultural research efficiency include calls to increase use of competitive grants. This paper empirically assesses different instruments the USDA uses to fund...

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Convergence in U.S. Productivity Growth for Agriculture: Implications of Interstate Research Spillovers for Funding Agricultural Research

Alan McCunn and Wallace E. Huffman.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

May 2000; p ublished online May 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Production and Organizations; Agricultural Economics. 0 words.

State crop, livestock,and aggregate agricultural total factor productivity (TFP) data, 1950–82, are examined for evidence of convergence to a single TFP level (σ-convergence) or to a steady...

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Cost-Effectiveness of Alternative Integrated Pest Management Extension Methods: An Example from Bangladesh

Jacob Ricker-Gilbert, George W. Norton, Jeffrey Alwang, Monayem Miah and Gershon Feder.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 7314 words.

This study examines the cost-effectiveness of alternative methods for diffusing integrated pest management practices in Bangladesh. Methods compared include farmer field schools, field...

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Crop Insurance Adjusted Panel Data Envelopment Analysis Efficiency Measures

Saleem Shaik.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

October 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Mathematical Methods; Programming Methods; Mathematical and Simulation Modelling; Agricultural Economics. 8784 words.

The Swamy-Arora panel data envelopment analysis model is used to estimate crop insurance adjusted efficiency based on an alternative two-way random effect panel estimator. An empirical...

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Crop Yield Skewness Under Law of the Minimum Technology

David A. Hennessy.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

February 2009; p ublished online February 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Agricultural Economics. 6685 words.

No satisfactory motivation has been forwarded in favor of any crop yield distribution, including the normal. This article explores the foundations of yield distributions for the Law of the...

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