Science Under Scarcity: Principles and Practice for Agricultural Research Evaluation and Priority Setting
Julian M. Alston, George W. Norton, Philip G. Pardey, International Service for National Agricultural Research
Cornell University Press, 1995 - Science - 585 pages
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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