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Technical Change and Agricultural Trade: Three Examples—Sugarcane, Bananas, and Rice

In: The Technology Factor in International Trade

  • Robert Evenson
  • J. P. Houck, Jr.
  • Vernon W. Ruttan

The purpose of this paper is to examine three cases which provide some insight into the character of international transmission of technical change and its economic impacts and implications. These cases focus on three separate commodities, sugarcane, bananas, and rice. Each case presents different facets of the international movement of technological innovation.

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  • Raymond Vernon, 1970. "The Technology Factor in International Trade," NBER Books, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, number vern70-1, 07.
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    1. Johnston, Bruce F., 1966. "Agriculture and Economic Development: The Relevance of the Japanese Experience," Food Research Institute Studies, Stanford University, Food Research Institute, issue 03.
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