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Economic Analysis and Regulating Pesticide Biotechnology at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Derek Berwald, Sharlene Matten and David Widawsky
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Derek Berwald: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Sharlene Matten: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
David Widawsky: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Chapter Chapter 2 in Regulating Agricultural Biotechnology: Economics and Policy, 2006, pp 21-35 from Springer

Abstract: Abstract This chapter discusses the role that economic analysis plays in pesticide regulation for plant-incorporated protectants and compares that to how economic analysis is used in conventional pesticide regulatory decisions. The goal is to provide a description, for research economists, of what makes economic research on agricultural biotechnology relevant to regulatory decision makers. It is our hope that in providing this perspective, economists will be able to develop a stronger sense of what types of research questions and approaches could actually inform policy. This enhanced understanding would serve the interests of those researchers seeking to make a policy contribution and could provide useful, independent analysis to help policymakers in making regulatory decisions.

Keywords: EPA; biotechnology; transgenic crops; regulation; pesticides (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006
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DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-36953-2_2

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