An appraisal of the effects of demand-increasing research in distorted market
Economic Analysis and Policy
Economic Society of Australia Inc.
In this paper economic models are developed for evaluating the size and the distribution of agricultural research benefits in markets distorted by government-induced price policies. In the empirical analysis the results with outcomes for a distorted market are compared with those for a free market. It is reported in the paper that the net benefits to country A from demand-increasing research may be larger or smaller in the presence of a price policy than under free trade, depending on the type of price distortion concerned. An implication of the analysis is that if the net benefits are larger with a free than with a distorted market, economic efficiency accruing to demand-enhancing research may be increased if the government eliminates such distortion.
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Voon, T. J. (1993). An appraisal of the effects of demand-increasing research in distorted market. Economic Analysis and Policy, 23(1), 45-58. doi: 10.1016/S0313-5926(93)50004-8