Handbook of Agricultural Economics: Agricultural Development: Farmers, Farm Production and Farm Markets

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Bruce L. Gardner, Robert E. Evenson, Gordon C. Rausser, Prabhu Pingali
Elsevier, 2001 - Business & Economics - 846 pages
Volume 3 of this series of the Handbooks in Economics follows on from the previous two volumes by focusing on the fundamental concepts of agricultural economics. The first part of the volume examines the developments in human resources and technology mastery. The second part follows on by considering the processes and impact of invention and innovation in this field. The effects of market forces are examined in the third part, and the volume concludes by analysing the economics of our changing natural resources, including the past effects of climate change.
Overall this volume forms a comprehensive and accessible survey of the field of agricultural economics and is recommended reading for anyone with an interest, either academic or professional, in this area.

*Part of the renown Handbooks in Economics series
*Contributors are leaders of their areas
*International in scope and comprehensive in coverage
 

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Contents

Human Resources and Technology Mastery
2279
Invention and Innovation
2379
Markets Institutions and Transaction Costs
2669
Natural Resources
2909

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