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Three essays on the potential economic impacts of biotech crops in the presence of asynchronous regulatory approval
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
in a game theoretic framework. In the second essay the market and welfare effects due to the trade disruptions from unapproved GM crops are analyzed. In the third essay the potential economic impacts from the introduction of a new GM soybean variety...
Adoption and diffusion of agrobiotechnologies in the US cotton production
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2004)
, interdependent, and divisible innovations. Empirical specifications use a Generalized Method of Moments framework. Farmers are found to simultaneous adopt multiple technologies influenced by perceived economic gains, learning from own experience...