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The Politics Of Underinvestment In Agricultural Research

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  • de Gorter, Harry
  • Swinnen, Johan F.M.

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This paper develops a political economy framework that determines the factors causing underinvestment in public research expenditures. Governments are unable to fully compensate for unequal income distribution effects of research because of either their inability to make credible commitments or of deadweight costs associated with compensation.

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Paper provided by Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management in its series Working Papers with number 6848.

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Date of creation: 1996
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Handle: RePEc:ags:cudawp:6848

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Keywords: Political Economy; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies;

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