Klaus W. Deininger
October 18, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 172 Pages
ISBN 9780367254650 - CAT# K424237
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Agriculture
First published in 1995. Based on a detailed adjustment for the quality of inputs and outputs, this study develops state-level measures for total factor productivity growth in US agriculture which are used to determine (i) the presence and determinants of convergence across states; (ii) the contribution of individual factors of production to productivity growth; (iii) the importance of spillovers across states; (iv) the economic effects of, returns to, and factor biases of research and extension. This title will be of great interest to students of economics and agriculture.
1. Introduction 2. Agricultural Production, Research and Extension: A Quantitative Description 3. Productivity Growth in US Agriculture 4. The Economic Effects of Research and Extension 5. Conclusion; Appendix; References; Index