Julian Alston

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Agricultural Economist

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U.S. Public Agricultural R&D in the 21st Century: Losing Ground?

November, 2013
Source: Farm Foundation Ag Challenge 2050
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Much of the growth in U.S. farm output is attributable to the know-how, scientific and technological impacts resulting from sustained and significant investments in public agricultural R&D and the public institutions that carried out that research. These processes are slow and subtle and often underappreciated, but the productivity consequences of public investments in R&D have been large and the economic payoff has been remarkable.

The Myth of the Bottomless Breadbasket

February, 2012
Source: Soybean Business
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Philip Pardey is interviewed for article promoting renewed commitment to fund food production system research. Research and data by Pardey and Julian Alston is referenced in the article.

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US Budget Fight Threatens World Food Security

July, 2011
Source: VOA News
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Unintended Consequences, The Sofia Echo, August 8, 2011.

In a recommendation Philip Pardey co-wrote with Julian Alston for the American Enterprise Institute, Pardey says the government should be spending more on agricultural research and development.

Fall in Farm R and D Risks Competitiveness

October, 2012
Source: InDaily

Article highlights findings of Philip Pardey, Julian Alston and Connie Chan-Kang in "Agricultural Production, Productivity and R&D over the Past Half Century: An Emerging New World Order" an invited plenary paper presented at the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) Triennial Conference, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, (August 18-24 2012).

International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) Triennial Conference

Aug 18, 2012 - Aug 24, 2012
Convened by: International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE)
Location: Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

Julian Alston presents "Agricultural Production, Productivity and R&D over the Past Half Century: An Emerging New World Order", co-authored with Philip Pardey and Connie Chan-Kang.