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Research incentives and tradeoff for improving productivity of different crops


  • Lemarié, Stéphane
  • Parenty, Sébastien


This paper addresses the balance between different crops and its determination by research investment. This balance results from the cropping-plan decision of the farmers. This decision depends on various factors such as the seed performance, the pest problems, the output prices, etc. We show how the introduction of a productivity decrease due to the market size of each crop is likely to set out a more equilibriated market. Further, our model analysis the main determinants of research investment by a monopoly, and shows that this investment tends to equilibrate the market.

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  • Lemarié, Stéphane & Parenty, Sébastien, 2016. "Research incentives and tradeoff for improving productivity of different crops," 149th Seminar, October 27-28, 2016, Rennes, France 245161, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eaa149:245161

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