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Hybrid Rice Innovation in China: A Study of Market-Demand Induced Technological Innovation in a Centrally-Planned Economy

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  • Lin, Justin Yifu

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This paper uses the innovation of hybrid rice in China as a case study to test the validity of the Griliches-Schmookler hypothesis of market-demand-induced technological innovation in a centrally planned economy. The empirical evidence indicates that the size of rice acreage in a province is the major factor in determining the amount of resource allocation for rice research and the adoption intensity of hybrid rice in that province. This evidence is consistent with the implication of the Griliches-Schmookler hypothesis. Copyright 1992 by MIT Press.

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Article provided by MIT Press in its journal Review of Economics & Statistics.

Volume (Year): 74 (1992)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
Pages: 14-20

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  1. Rozelle, Scott & Park, Albert & Benziger, Vincent & Changqing Ren, 1998. "Targeted poverty investments and economic growth in China," World Development, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 26(12), pages 2137-2151, December.
  2. Xu, Xiaosong & Jeffrey, Scott R., 1998. "Efficiency and technical progress in traditional and modern agriculture: evidence from rice production in China," Agricultural Economics: The Journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists, International Association of Agricultural Economists, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 18(2), March.
  3. Xu, Xiaosong & Jeffrey, Scott R., 1998. "Efficiency and technical progress in traditional and modern agriculture: evidence from rice production in China," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, Blackwell, vol. 18(2), pages 157-165, March.
  4. Linxiu Zhang & Jikun Huang & Scott Rozelle, 2003. "China's War on Poverty: Assessing Targeting and the Growth Impacts of Poverty Programs," Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 1(3), pages 301-317.
  5. Li, Jiming & Xin, Yeyun & Yuan, Longping, 2009. "Hybrid rice technology development: Ensuring China's food security," IFPRI discussion papers, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 918, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  6. Widawsky, David & Rozelle, Scott & Jin, Songqing & Huang, Jikun, 1998. "Pesticide productivity, host-plant resistance and productivity in China," Agricultural Economics: The Journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists, International Association of Agricultural Economists, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 19(1-2), September.
  7. Wu, Harry X. & Meng, Xin, 1996. "The direct impact of the relocation of farm labour on Chinese grain production," China Economic Review, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 7(2), pages 105-122.
  8. Lin, Justin Yifu, 1994. "Impact of hybrid rice on input demand and productivity," Agricultural Economics: The Journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists, International Association of Agricultural Economists, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 10(2), April.
  9. Yang Hong, 1996. "Trends in China's Regional Grain Product and Their Implications," Chinese Economies Research Centre (CERC) Working Papers, University of Adelaide, Chinese Economies Research Centre 1996-10, University of Adelaide, Chinese Economies Research Centre.
  10. Schultz, T. Paul & Yi, Zeng, 1999. "The impact of institutional reform from 1979 through 1987 on fertility in rural China," China Economic Review, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 10(2), pages 141-160.

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