Public Vs. Private Good Research at Land-Grant Universities
AbstractThe basic concern of this paper is the effect of private sponsorship of university research on the allocation of expenditures between public good research and commercial applications. Throughout the land-grant university system, there is much concern that as a result of reduced government funding, fundamental research will be neglected at the expense of research that is geared toward commercial applications. This paper attempts to shed some light on the relationship between research priorities and the availability of public funding for university research. In particular, we use both a static and a dynamic model to investigate the conditions under which university/private research partnerships can "crowd-in" or "crowd-out" basic science research as public funding becomes scarcer.
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land-grant universities; research; scientific research; government aid; Social and Behavioral Sciences;
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- Rausser Gordon & Simon Leo & Stevens Reid, 2008. "Public vs. Private Good Research at Land-Grant Universities," Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization, De Gruyter, vol. 6(2), pages 1-31, December.
- Rausser, Gordon C. & Simon, Leo K., 2008. "Public vs. private good research at land-grant universities," CUDARE Working Paper Series 1066, University of California at Berkeley, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Policy.
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- Greenberg, Daniel S., 2007. "Science for Sale," University of Chicago Press Economics Books, University of Chicago Press, edition 0, number 9780226306254.
- Gordon Rausser, 1999. "Private/Public Research: Knowledge Assets and Future Scenarios," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 81(5), pages 1011-1027.
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