Science Under Scarcity: Principles and Practice for Agricultural Research Evaluation and Priority Setting

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Institutional and conceptual framework; Measuring the effects of agricultural research; Evaluation and priority setting in practice; Overview and assessment.

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The Institutional Scientific and Policy Contexts
Research Evaluation and PrioritySetting Principles
Econometric Measurement of the Effects of Research

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Julian M. Alston is a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California-Davis where he serves as associate director for science and technology at the University of California Agricultural Issues Center. He is co-editor with Philip G. Pardey and Vincent H. Smith of Paying for Agricultural Productivity, also available from Johns Hopkins. Philip G. Pardey is a senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute and an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. Michael J. Taylor is secretary of Australia's Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry. Previously, he served as secretary to the Departments of Natural Resources and Environment; Agriculture, Energy, and Minerals; and Agriculture for the state of Victoria.

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