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Private R&D and Spillovers in European Agriculture

  • Oscar Alfranca
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    The objective of this paper is to present econometric evidence of the effects of economic incentives, public policies, and institutions on national aggregate private agricultural R&D investments. The main hypothesis we will test in this paper is whether agricultural R&D spillovers represent a disincentive for national private R&D. More specifically, we will test if the spillovers function, which is a determinant of private R&D, follows a quadratic form and if private R&D is determined by the role of incentives and institutions. Copyright International Atlantic Economic Society 2005

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    Article provided by International Atlantic Economic Society in its journal International Advances in Economic Research.

    Volume (Year): 11 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 2 (May)
    Pages: 201-213

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:iaecre:v:11:y:2005:i:2:p:201-213
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