The Returns To Agricultural Research In Maine: The Case Of A Small Northeastern Experiment Station
Estimates of the marginal internal rate of return to expenditures for research by the Maine Agricultural Experiment Station are presented. Estimates are performed using ridge regression under an array of specifications, including alternative functional forms, lag structures, costs of public funds, and variable specifications. The results are consistent with many previous results that imply an underinvestment in agricultural research.
Volume (Year): 20 (1991)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
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- Norton, George W. & Coffey, Joseph D. & Frye, E. Berrier, 1984. "Estimating Returns to Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching at the State Level," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 16(01), pages 121-128, July.
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