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

Edited By: JM Alston, GW Norton and PG Pardey
585 pages, Figs, tabs
Publisher: CABI Publishing
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  • Science Under Scarcity ISBN: 9780851992990 Paperback Jun 1998 Not in stock: Expected dispatch within 3-4 days
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Invaluable guide to the theory and methods necessary for evaluating research in agriculture and for setting priorities in resource allocation.


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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Edited By: JM Alston, GW Norton and PG Pardey
585 pages, Figs, tabs
Publisher: CABI Publishing
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"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
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