Agricultural Research and Development: Public and Private Investments Under Alternative Markets and Institutions

mpirical studies indicate high economic returns from the public's investment in agricultural research. Yet, even as society is placing broader demands on the research system, taxpayer support for public agricultural research is unlikely to increase. Stronger ownership rights for intellectual property have increased incentives for private investment in agricultural research, but key elements still require direct public support. The USDA is developing new mechanisms to build a more effective public-private partnership in agricultural research.


Issue Date:
May 01 1996
Publication Type:
Report
Language:
English
Total Pages:
81
Series Statement:
Agricultural Economic Report Number 735




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