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Riassunto: Resources for agricultural science are scarce across the world. Yet even as resources are shrinking, agricultural science has expanded its inquiry into many new areas - such as environmental preservation, food quality, and rural development - without forsaking its more traditional concerns. In a time of tight government budgets, research administrators are faced with the need to provide strong evidence that costs are justified by benefits. Science under Scarcity is an invaluable guide to the theory and methods necessary for evaluating research in agriculture and for setting priorities for resource allocation. Although economists have made significant progress in developing more sophisticated methods for research evaluation and priority setting, many research analysts and administrators do not have a working knowledge of those practices. Without the assistance of formal economic analysis it is particularly difficult to assess the social value of new technologies or to make informed judgements about the trade-offs that are involved in allocation decisions. Addressing that knowledge gap, this book reviews, synthesizes, and extends such methods as economic surplus analysis, econometric techniques, mathematical programming procedures, and scoring models. It discusses these practices in the context of scientific policy, describes their conceptual foundations, and explains how to do them.
Originally published in 1995 in hardcover by Cornell University Press, it is now reissued in paperback by CAB INTERNATIONAL.
About the Author: Julian M. Alston, Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis. George W. Norton, Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Philip G. Pardey, Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute, and Associate Professor, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota.
Titolo: Science Under Scarcity: Principles and ...
Casa editrice: Cornell Univ Pr
Data di pubblicazione: 1995
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Cornell Univ Pr, 1995. Condizione libro: Fair. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP88182735
Descrizione libro Cornell Univ Pr, 1995. Condizione libro: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP10840265
Descrizione libro Cornell Univ Pr, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0801429374