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Science Under Scarcity: Principles and Practice for Agricultural Research Evaluation and Priority Setting

Series: Food Systems and Agrarian Change

Edited By: JM Alston, GW Norton and PG Pardey

585 pages, Figs, tabs

CABI Publishing

Paperback | Jul 1998 | #81212 | ISBN: 0851992994
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Hardback | Apr 1995 | #31455 | ISBN: 0801429374
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Invaluable guide to the theory and methods necessary for evaluating research in agriculture and for setting priorities in resource allocation.

"Not scarcity of food, but of funding for research has inspired Alston (agricultural and resource economics, U. of California-Davis), George W. Norton (agricultural and applied economics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U.) and Philip G. Pardey (applied economics, U. of Minnesota) to explain to research analysts and administrators some economic methods for evaluating and prioritizing research. They apply to agricultural research such tools as economic surplus analysis, economic techniques, mathematical programming procedures, and scoring models."--SciTech Book News


The institutional, scientific and policy contexts; research evaluation and priority-setting research; econometric measurement of the effects of research; economic surplus methods; economic surplus measurement and application; mathematic programming; scoring and other shortcut approaches; assessment and conclusion.

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