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Agriculture and Economic Growth

Theory and Measurement

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$100.00 • £86.95 • €90.95

ISBN 9780674002289

Publication Date: 08/30/2000


504 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

86 line illustrations, 21 tables


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All economists working in agriculture or technical change could benefit from reading this work. Agriculture and Economic Growth covers more aspects of the modern economics of agriculture and its place in the growing economy than any other volume I know. Mundlak’s integration of theory and empirical application is very impressive, and the combination of depth and clarity with which he treats his subject makes this book a tour de force and a rare pleasure to read.—Brian D. Wright, University of California, Berkeley

Agriculture and Economic Growth represents a definitive treatment of the major theoretical issues involved in the field of agricultural development. The issues are treated analytically. The implications of the analytical treatment are carefully specified. The results of earlier work are reviewed and the results interpreted within the analytical framework.—Vernon W. Ruttan, University of Minnesota

Mundlak’s overall approach and many of his specific results are original and unique. Maintaining an empirical orientation in the context of a tightly developed model, he analyzes the central issues in estimating agricultural production and supply functions, with reference to both the U.S. and developing countries. This is a very impressive body of work, and many scholars will be glad to have Mundlak’s work consolidated and developed in this way.—Bruce Gardner, University of Maryland

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