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Impact of institutions and public research on private agricultural research

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  • Alfranca, Oscar
  • Huffman, Wallace E.

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The objective of this paper is to present econometric evidence of the effects of economic incentives and institutions on national aggregate private agricultural R&D investments. An econometric model of national aggregate annual private R&D investment is specified and fitted to panel data consisting of seven EU countries (Austria, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden) over 1984-1995. We find strong impacts of both incentives and institutions on private agricultural R&D investment. Including institutional factors strengthens the story and in some cases greatly changes the results. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
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  • Alfranca, Oscar & Huffman, Wallace E., 2001. "Impact of institutions and public research on private agricultural research," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, vol. 25(2-3), pages 191-198, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:agecon:v:25:y:2001:i:2-3:p:191-198
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