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Endogenous Local Public Extension Policy


  • Huffman, Wallace
  • McNulty, M.


A model of competitive pressure groups is proposed for explaining public provision of agricultural extension services and tested against county data from four midwestern U.S. states. The allocation of extension staff time is explained by variables representing the average wealth position and membership size of farm and nonfarm pressure groups. Also, farmers' schooling is shown to have a large negative relationship to the provision of county agricultural extension services, which suggests that they are substitutes.

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  • Huffman, Wallace & McNulty, M., 1985. "Endogenous Local Public Extension Policy," Staff General Research Papers Archive 10979, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:10979

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    1. Hamlett, Cathy A., 1987. "Private provision of local rural roads," ISU General Staff Papers 198701010800009541, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
    2. Oehmke, James F., 1986. "Persistent Underinvestment in Public Agricultural Research," Agricultural Economics of Agricultural Economists, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 1(1).
    3. Steven Nafziger, 2013. "Russian Peasants and Politicians: The Political Economy of Local Agricultural Support in Nizhnii Novgorod Province, 1864-1914," Department of Economics Working Papers 2013-15, Department of Economics, Williams College.
    4. Huffman, Wallace E., 1985. "Changes in Human Capital, Technology, and Institutions: Implications for Policy and Research," 1985 Conference, August 26-September 4, 1985, Malaga, Spain 183054, International Association of Agricultural Economists.

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