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Modeling Technical Change in Midwest Corn Yields, 1895-2005: A Time Varying-Regression Approach


  • Lynch, Alee L.
  • Holt, Matthew T.
  • Gray, Allan W.


This paper explores the use of time-varying regression models to model the effects of technical change in US Midwest Corn yields. The data extends from 1895 to 2005 encompassing the implementation of hybrid technologies and improvements in farm production practices.

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  • Lynch, Alee L. & Holt, Matthew T. & Gray, Allan W., 2007. "Modeling Technical Change in Midwest Corn Yields, 1895-2005: A Time Varying-Regression Approach," 2007 Annual Meeting, July 29-August 1, 2007, Portland, Oregon TN 9896, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea07:9896

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    1. Tannura, Michael A. & Irwin, Scott H. & Good, Darrel L., 2008. "Weather, Technology, and Corn and Soybean Yields in the U.S. Corn Belt," Marketing and Outlook Research Reports 37501, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics.


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