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Agricultural Research and Development: Public and Private Investments Under Alternative Markets and Institutions

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  • Fuglie, Keith
  • Ballenger, Nicole
  • Rubenstein, Kelly Day
  • Klotz, Cassandra
  • Ollinger, Michael
  • Reilly, John
  • Vasavada, Utpal
  • Yee, Jet

Abstract

mpirical studies indicate high economic returns from the public's investment in agricultural research. Yet, even as society is placing broader demands on the research system, taxpayer support for public agricultural research is unlikely to increase. Stronger ownership rights for intellectual property have increased incentives for private investment in agricultural research, but key elements still require direct public support. The USDA is developing new mechanisms to build a more effective public-private partnership in agricultural research.

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  • Fuglie, Keith & Ballenger, Nicole & Rubenstein, Kelly Day & Klotz, Cassandra & Ollinger, Michael & Reilly, John & Vasavada, Utpal & Yee, Jet, 1996. "Agricultural Research and Development: Public and Private Investments Under Alternative Markets and Institutions," Agricultural Economic Reports 262031, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:uerser:262031
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.262031
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