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Social Returns To Public Information Services: The Case Of Statistical Reporting Of U.S. Farm Commodities

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  • Hayami, Yujiro
  • Peterson, Willis L.

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The collection and reporting of information bearing upon decision making in both the public and private sectors are considered to be important functions of government. In this study, we attempt to develop a theoretical framework for estimating the social returns to government expenditures on such public information services.

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Paper provided by University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics in its series Staff Papers with number 13711.

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Date of creation: 1970
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Handle: RePEc:ags:umaesp:13711

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  1. Donald, James R. & Lowenstein, Frank & Simon, Martin S., 1963. "The Demand for Textile Fibers in the United States," Technical Bulletins 171153, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
  2. Zvi Griliches, 1958. "Research Costs and Social Returns: Hybrid Corn and Related Innovations," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 66, pages 419.
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