Title

An Economic Analysis of Expenditures on Agricultural Experiment Station Research

Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Submitted Manuscript

Publication Date

2-1981

Journal or Book Title

American Journal of Agricultural Economics

Volume

63

Issue

1

First Page or Article ID Number

104

Last Page

118

DOI

10.2307/1239816

Abstract

Experiment station research expenditures are responsive to economic and institutional forces. A four-equation model of resources allocation to state agricultural experiment station research, consisting of demand and supply equations for research, an equation allocating state governmental revenues to station research, and an expenditure identity, is presented. A reduced-form expenditure equation, derived from this model, is fitted to cross-sectional data for forty-eight U.S. states, pooled together for 1960, 1965,and 1970. A large share of the variance in per capita expenditures of state agricultural experiment stations is explained by the variables included in the model.

Comments

This is a staff paper of an article from American Journal of Agricultural Economics 63 (1981): 104, doi:10.2307/1239816.