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A Confusion of Agricultural Economists?—A Professional Interest Survey and Essay

Rulon D. Pope and Arne Hallam ()

American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1986, vol. 68, issue 3, 572-594

Abstract: A random survey of members of the American Agricultural Economic Association is used to examine basic philosophical issues regarding the discipline of agricultural economics. In comparison to other studies of economists, much more diversity of response is found among agricultural economists. The data suggests important correlates between the pattern of responses and socioeconomic variables. Some variables which affect responses are: agricultural interests, age, school of graduation, area of specialization, and employment. Self-interest, information differences, and empathy are among the possible explanations of the patterns of responses.

Date: 1986
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