The Economic Returns to U.S. Public Agricultural Research

Publication Date: November, 2011

We use newly constructed state-specific data to explore the implications of common modeling choices for measures of research returns.

Agricultural R&D, Productivity and Global Food Security (PowerPoint)

Publication Date: January, 2011

Section Titles: A Century of Global Production, Global Productivity in the Long Run, Is Agricultural Productivity Growth Slowing?, R&D-Productivity Relationships, What's Been Happening to Food and Agricultural R&D Investments Globally?

What is the Irrigation Potential for Africa? A Combined Biophysical and Socioeconomic Approach

Publication Date: June, 2010

Although irrigation in Africa has the potential to boost agricultural productivities by at least 50 percent, food production on the continent is almost entirely rainfed.

Projecting Agriculture and Agricultural R&D Potentials

Publication Date: January, 2010

In this chapter we use market and spatial evidence in conjunction with a multi-market equilibrium displacement model to assess the potential economic benefits arising from research-induced improvements in the local and spillover productivity performance of important agricultural commodities in LAC.

Research Futures: Projecting Agricultural R&D Potentials for Latin America and the Caribbean

Publication Date: January, 2010

This volume offers substantive clarification of the proper roles for public agricultural research and development (R&D) throughout Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and introduces an analytical framework for assessing cross-country collective action in funding and carrying out research.

Ex Ante Analysis of the Benefits of Transgenic Drought Tolerance Research on Cereal Crops in Low-income Countries

Publication Date: July, 2009

This article develops a framework to examine the ex ante benefits of transgenic research on drought in eight low-income countries, including the benefits to producers and consumers from farm income stabilization and the potential magnitude of private sector profits from intellectual property rights (IPRs).

Innovation Implications

Publication Date: May, 2009

This book has helped to articulate the nature and magnitude of the (potentially large) economic gains to be reaped by deploying agricultural R&D resources more effectively throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

Investigaciones a Futuro: Proyeccion del Potencial Agropecuario en America Latina y el Caribe

Publication Date: May, 2009

Contents: Introduction, by Philip G. Pardey, Julian M. Alston and Stanley Wood; Definicion del contexto economico, by Philip G. Pardey, Stanley Wood, Ulrike Wood-Sichra, Connie Chan-Kang and Liang You...

Research Lags Revisited: Concepts and Evidence from U.S. Agriculture

Publication Date: December, 2008

Many researchers and commentators underestimate the length and importance of the time lags between initial research investment and ultimate impacts on the development and adoption of technological innovations.

Science, Technology and Skills

Publication Date: October, 2007

This report was commissioned by the CGIAR Science Council and prepared as a Background Paper for the 2008 World Development Report of the World Bank.