Handbook of Agricultural Economics

Handbook of Agricultural Economics

First published on December 8, 2021

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  • Editors: Christopher Barrett, David Just
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323915021
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323915014

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Handbook of Agricultural Economics, Volume Five highlights new advances in the field, with this new release exploring comprehensive chapters written by an international board of authors who discuss topics such as The Economics of Agricultural Innovation, Climate, food and agriculture, Agricultural Labor Markets: Immigration Policy, Minimum Wages, Etc., Risk Management in Agricultural Production, Animal Health and Livestock Disease, Behavioral and Experimental Economics to Inform Agri-Environmental Programs and Policies, Big Data, Machine Learning Methods for Agricultural and Applied Economists, Agricultural data collection to minimize measurement error and maximize coverage, Gender, agriculture and nutrition, Social Networks Analysis In Agricultural Economics, and more.

Key Features

  • Presents the latest release in the Handbook of Agricultural Economics
  • Written and contributed by leaders in the field
  • Covers topics such as The Economics of Agricultural Innovation, Climate, Food and Agriculture, Agricultural Labor Markets, and more

Readership

Graduate students and professors worldwide studying financial economics

Table of Contents

  • Cover
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Contents of the handbook
  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • Chapter 75: The economics of agricultural innovation
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Economics of agricultural innovation and technology policy
  • 3: Agricultural innovation, productivity and the transformation of agriculture
  • 4: Broader dimensions of agricultural innovation
  • 5: Investments in agricultural R&D
  • 6: Models of the size and distribution of research benefits
  • 7: Returns to agricultural R&D
  • 8: Political economy angles on underinvestment in agricultural R&D
  • 9: Public policy problems and prospects
  • 10: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 76: The empirical analysis of climate change impacts and adaptation in agriculture
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Basic concepts and data
  • 3: Approaches for analyzing climate change impacts and adaptation
  • 4: Coding and other empirical matters
  • 5: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 77: Evolving agricultural labor markets
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction: Evolving farm labor markets
  • 2: Labor in an agricultural household
  • 3: Farm labor demand, supply, and mobility
  • 4: Examining the effects of farm labor supply shocks on agricultural production
  • 5: Assessing the impacts of immigration policy
  • 6: Climate-induced migration
  • 7: Farmworker welfare
  • 8: The farm labor market and COVID-19
  • 9: Replacing farmworkers with robots
  • 10: Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 78: Risk management in agricultural production
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Modeling agricultural decisions under risk
  • 3: On-farm production risk
  • 4: On-farm price risk
  • 5: Off-farm income generating opportunities
  • 6: Agricultural insurance and credit
  • 7: Decision theories, measurement, and estimation
  • 8: Concluding remarks
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 79: Economics of animal health and livestock disease
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Production economics of animal disease
  • 3: External effects: Communicable diseases
  • 4: Public health management
  • 5: International trade
  • 6: Economic welfare assessment
  • 7: Conclusions
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Further reading
  • Chapter 80: Experimental and behavioral economics to inform agri-environmental programs and policies
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Behavioral insights and experimental applications
  • 3: Designing experiments to inform agri-environmental programs and policies
  • 4: Contemporary issues, best practices, and recommendations
  • 5: Research ethics and community engagement
  • 6: Conclusion and framework for prioritizing research projects
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 81: Agricultural data collection to minimize measurement error and maximize coverage
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Minimizing measurement error
  • 3: Tradeoffs in maximizing coverage
  • 4: Empirical specification, data structure, and measurement error
  • 5: Advances in data collection
  • 6: Conclusions
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 82: Gender in agriculture and food systems
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Understanding rural household behavior
  • 3: Data and measurement
  • 4: Gender and agricultural production
  • 5: Gender, markets, and value chains
  • 6: Gender and well-being outcomes: Food security and nutrition
  • 7: Conclusion and areas for future research
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 83: Machine learning in agricultural economics
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Brief overview of machine learning
  • 3: Applications
  • 4: Interpreting ML models
  • 5: Conclusions: Some best practices for careful use of ML for applied economics
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 84: Social networks analysis in agricultural economies
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Network theory, transmission, and learning models
  • 3: Network formation, structure, and directionality
  • 4: Data collection and measurement
  • 5: Applications
  • 6: Caveats and future directions
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 818
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © North Holland 2021
  • Published: December 8, 2021
  • Imprint: North Holland
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323915021
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323915014

About the Serial Volume Editors

Christopher Barrett

Christopher B.Barrett is at Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Warren Hall Cornell University, NY, USA

Affiliations and Expertise

Warren Hall Cornell University, NY, USA

David Just

David R. Just is at Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Warren Hall Cornell University, NY, USA

Affiliations and Expertise

Warren Hall Cornell University, NY, USA

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