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Techniques To Measure Social Benefits And Costs In Agriculture: A Survey

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  • Mann, Jitendar S.

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Development is traced of the concepts of consumer's and producer's surplus, and the uses and limitations of these concepts for public policy analysis are examined. The applications to price stabilization and policy programs are surveyed. The use of decision theory as an alternative to measurement of surplus is also examined.

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  • Mann, Jitendar S., 1977. "Techniques To Measure Social Benefits And Costs In Agriculture: A Survey," Agricultural Economics Research, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, issue 4.
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    1. Hussen, Ahmed M., 1979. "Assessment Of The Economic And Social Impacts Of Agricultural Technology: A Case Study," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 4(02), December.

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