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Title: Impact Assessment of Bt Corn Adoption in the Philippines
Authors: Mutuc, Maria Erlinda M.
Rejesus, Roderick M.
Pan, Suwen
Yorobe, Jose M., Jr.
Keywords: Bt
censoring
corn
farm level impacts
genetically modified crops
pesticide use
technology adoption
JEL Codes: Q12
Q16
Issue Date: 2012-02
Abstract: This article examines the impact of Bt corn adoption in the Philippines using an econometric approach that addresses simultaneity, selection, and censoring problems. Although previous literature emphasizes the importance of simultaneity and selection problems, this is the first study that addresses the issue of censoring in estimating the effects of Bt corn adoption at the farm in a developing country context. We show that Bt corn adoption provides modest but statistically significant increases in farm yields and profits. Furthermore, our results provide some evidence of inference errors that can potentially arise when censoring in the pesticide application variable is ignored in the estimation procedures.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/120452
Institution/Association: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics> Volume 44, Number 01, February 2012
Total Pages: 19
From Page: 117
To Page: 135
Collections:Volume 44, Number 01, February 2012

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