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The Returns To Investment In Research On Australian Wool Production

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  • Grant M. Scobie
  • John D. Mullen
  • Julian M. Alston

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A production function approach is used to estimate growth in farm productivity in the Australian wool industry from an estimated level of expenditure on wool production R & D. A market equilibrium model of the wool industry is then used to measure the share of total benefits from this productivity growth accruing to Australia and its wool growers. A net return is estimated after allowing for lags in the development and adoption of technology.
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  • Grant M. Scobie & John D. Mullen & Julian M. Alston, 1991. "The Returns To Investment In Research On Australian Wool Production," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 35(2), pages 179-195, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ajarec:v:35:y:1991:i:2:p:179-195
    DOI: j.1467-8489.1991.tb00504.x
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    5. Alston, Julian M. & Chalfant, James A. & Pardey, Philip G., 1993. "Structural Adjustment In Oecd Agriculture: Government Policies And Technical Change," Working Papers 14473, University of Minnesota, Center for International Food and Agricultural Policy.
    6. Zhao, Xueyan & Mullen, John D. & Griffith, Garry R. & Griffiths, William E. & Piggott, Roley R., 2000. "An Equilibrium Displacement Model of the Australian Beef Industry," Research Reports 28007, New South Wales Department of Primary Industries Research Economists.
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    10. Mounter, Stuart W. & Griffith, Garry R. & Piggott, Roley R. & Fleming, Euan M. & Zhao, Xueyan, 2008. "An Equilibrium Displacement Model of the Australian Sheep and Wool Industries," Research Reports 37663, New South Wales Department of Primary Industries Research Economists.
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    12. Piggott, Roley R., 1992. "Some Old Truths Revisited," Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 36(02), August.
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    14. Ambarawati, I Gusti Agung Ayu & Zhao, Xueyan & Griffith, Garry R. & Piggott, Roley R., 2003. "Distribution of Gains from Cattle Development in a Multi-Stage Production System: The Case of the Bali Beef Industry," 2003 Conference (47th), February 12-14, 2003, Fremantle, Australia 57829, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
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    20. Zhao, Xueyan & Griffith, Garry R. & Mullen, John D., 2000. "Returns to New Technologies in the Australian Beef Industry: On-farm Research versus Off-farm Research," 2000 Conference (44th), January 23-25, 2000, Sydney, Australia 123749, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
    21. X. Zhao & J.D. Mullen & G.R. Griffith & R.R. Piggott & W.E. Griffiths, 2002. "The Economic Incidence of R&D and Promotion Investments in the Australian Beef Industry," Monash Econometrics and Business Statistics Working Papers 16/02, Monash University, Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics.

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