Measuring the Benefit-cost Ratio of Public IPM Technology Transfer Programs: An Optimal Control Framework and an Application to Nepalese Agriculture
Inst. of World Economics, 2000 - 22 pages
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adoption of IPM adoption process agricultural production applied to Nepalese assumed availability and exposure benefit-cost ratio Braunschweig change in consumer change in producer chemical input tax competitive market model consumer surplus Cooperative Extension Service costs associated demand elasticity developing countries dynamic educational programs elasticities of demand Elasticities of supply elasticity of substitution equation 26 exogenous variables extending IPM factor share factors of production farm input price integrated pesticide management IPM technology transfer Jacobian matrix Kiel Long run maintain about 50 marginal costs marginal product Nepal Nepalese agriculture nonchemical inputs Optimal Control Framework optimal rate output Price Parameters partial adoption pesticide management IPM producer surplus product of nonchemical production in IPM Public IPM Technology Quantity rate of farmers reduction in chemical relative change reported in Table resulting from IPM Short run steady-state solution supply elasticity targeted to maintain technology adoption technology transfer programs Transfer in Nepalese vector of exogenous