Links to Readings

The Agricultrual Innovation Process: Research and Technology Adoption in a Changing Agricultural Sector

Market for Environmental Services (ES) and Poverty

New Waves of IT in Agriculture


The Pareto Distribution of the Cobb-Douglas Production Analysis

Aggregation in Production Functions: What Applied Economists Should Know

Growth, Capital Shares, and a New Perspective on Production Functions

The Appropriate Model for the Choice of Agricultural Inputs: Primal, Dual, or Other

Turning the Tide: The Eradication of Invasive Species

Heartland Proceedings

Northern Crescent Proceedings

Towards the 2007 Farm Bill

Background Materials and Ideas for Farm Policy Reform

Gardner, Bruce L.  "Changing Economic Perspectives on the Farm Problem."  Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. XXX (March, 1992), pp. 62-101.

Lancaster, Kelvin  J.  "A New  Approach  to Consumer Theory."   Journal  of  Political Economy, Vol. 74, No. 2 (April, 1966), pp. 132-157.

Rosen, Sherwin.  "Hedonic Prices and Implicit Markets:  Product Differentiation in Pure Competition."  Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 82, No. 1 (January, 1974), pp. 34-55.

Sandmo, Angmar.  "On the Theory of the Competitive Firm Under Price Uncertainty." American Economic Review, Vol. 61, No. 2 (March, 1971), pp. 65-73.

Binswanger, H. P.  "A Microeconomic  Approach  to Induced Innovation."   Economic Journal, Vol. 84, No. 336 (December, 1974), pp. 940-958.

Feder,  Gershon, Richard E.  Just,  and  David  Zilberman.    "Adoption  of  Agricultural Innovations in Developing Countries:  A Survey."  Economic Development and Cultural Change, Vol. 32, No. 2 (January, 1985), pp. 225-298.

Griliches,  Z.    "Research  Costs  and  Social  Returns:    Hybrid  Corn  and  Related Innovations."  Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 66, No. 4 (October, 1958), pp. 419-431.

Mansfield, E.  "Technical Change and the Rate of Imitation."  Econometrica,  Vol. 29, No. 4 (October, 1961), pp. 741-766.

Cropper, Maureen.  "The Determinants of Pesticide Regulation:  A Statistical Analysis of EPA  Decision  Making."    Journal  of  Political  Economy,  Vol.  100,  No.  1, (February, 1992), pp. 175-197.

Zilberman, David, Andrew Schmitz, Gary Casterline, Erik Lichtenberg, and Jerome B. Siebert.  "The Economics of Pesticide Use and Regulation," Science,  Vol. 253 (August 2, 1991), pp. 518-522.

Burness, H. S., and J. P. Quirk.  "Appropriative Water Rights and the Efficient Allocation of Resources."  American Economic Review, Vol. 69 (1979), pp. 25-37.

Gisser, M.  "Groundwater:  Focusing on the Real Issue."  Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 91, No. 6 (1983), pp. 1001-1027.

Howarth, Richard B., and Richard B.  Norgaard.   "Intergenerational  Resource Rights, Efficiency and Social Optimality."  Land Economics, Vol. 66, No. 1 (1990).