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Assessing the long-term impact of agricultural research on productivity: evidence from France

Stéphane Lemarié (), Valérie Orozco (), Jean-Pierre Butault, Antonio Musolesi, Michel Simioni () and Bertrand Schmitt
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Stéphane Lemarié: GAEL - Laboratoire d'Economie Appliquée de Grenoble - Grenoble INP - Institut polytechnique de Grenoble - Grenoble Institute of Technology - INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - UGA [2016-2019] - Université Grenoble Alpes [2016-2019]
Jean-Pierre Butault: ECO-PUB - Economie Publique - INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - AgroParisTech
Antonio Musolesi: Department of Economics and Management - UniFE - Università degli Studi di Ferrara = University of Ferrara
Michel Simioni: UMR MOISA - Marchés, Organisations, Institutions et Stratégies d'Acteurs - Cirad - Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement - INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - Montpellier SupAgro - Centre international d'études supérieures en sciences agronomiques - CIHEAM-IAMM - Centre International de Hautes Etudes Agronomiques Méditerranéennes - Institut Agronomique Méditerranéen de Montpellier - CIHEAM - Centre International de Hautes Études Agronomiques Méditerranéennes - Montpellier SupAgro - Institut national d’études supérieures agronomiques de Montpellier
Bertrand Schmitt: CESAER - Centre d'Economie et de Sociologie Rurales Appliquées à l'Agriculture et aux Espaces Ruraux - ENESAD - Etablissement National d'Enseignement Supérieur Agronomique de Dijon - INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique

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Abstract: This paper analyses the economic impact of agricultural research on productivity in France over the period 1959-2012. Adopting a dynamic time series model, we provide evidence that the impact of French agri- cultural research is in the range of values estimated for other countries, with the estimated long-run elasticity being 0.16, which corresponds to an internal rate of return of 22%. The estimated elasticity decreases at the beginning of the 1970s. Complementary analyses are developed to take into account the evolution of the priorities of public agricultural research (reorientation towards more fundamental objectives and focus on broader objective than productivity enhancement).

Keywords: research lags; economic impact of agricultural research; knowledge stocks; france; agricultural R&D (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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