Induced Innovations and Foreign Workers in U.S. Agriculture
AbstractA cost function approach of induced innovation is used to measure the biases in U.S. agricultural technology between 1948-1994. The results show significant labor-saving, capital-using technical change. Focusing on the impact of migration policy on labor-saving technology, a simulaton of different rates of labor-saving technical change is conducted. The simulation shows decreases in elasticity of labor demand and demand quantity, and an increase in wage rate as technology becomes more labor-saving.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Florida, International Agricultural Trade and Policy Center in its series Working Papers with number 15641.
Date of creation: 2005
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induced innovation; biased technical change; foreign labor; Labor and Human Capital; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies; Q160; J430; O300;
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- Napasintuwong, Orachos & Emerson, Robert D., 2002. "Induced Innovations And Foreign Workers In U.S. Agriculture," 2002 Annual meeting, July 28-31, Long Beach, CA 19738, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
- Q16 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - R&D; Agricultural Technology; Biofuels; Agricultural Extension Services
- J43 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Agricultural Labor Markets
- O30 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
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