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Professor Julian Alston is in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California-Davis.

 

 

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Innovation Related Publications

Books and Monographs

Alston, J.M., B. A. Babcock, and P.G. Pardey (eds.) The Shifting Patterns of Agricultural Production and Productivity Worldwide. CARD-MATRIC Electronic Book. Ames, IA: Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, May 2010. Available at http://www.matric.iastate.edu/shifting_patterns/ .

Alston, J.M., M.A. Andersen, J.S. James and P.G. Pardey. Persistence Pays: U.S.Agricultural Productivity Growth and the Benefits from Public R&D Spending. New York: Springer, 2010. Available at http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-1-4419-0657-1.

Just, R.E., J.M. Alston, and D. Zilberman (eds). Regulating Agricultural Biotechnology: Economics and Policy. Springer-Verlag publishers, 2006.

Pardey, P.G., J.M. Alston, and R.R. Piggott eds. Agricultural R&D Policy in the Developing World: Too Little, Too Late? Washington DC: International Food Policy Research Institute, 2006.

Kaiser, H., J.M. Alston, J. Crespi, and R.J. Sexton (eds). The Economics of Commodity Promotion Programs: Lessons from California. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing, April 2005.

Gray, R.S., D.A. Sumner, J.M. Alston, H. Brunke, and A. Acquaye. Economic Impacts of Mandated Grading and Quality Assurance: Ex Ante Analysis of the Federal Marketing Order for California Pistachios. Giannini Foundation Monograph Series no. 46, Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics, Oakland CA, March 2005.

Pardey, P.G., J. M. Alston, C. Chan-Kang, E.C. Magalhães, and S.A. Vosti. Assessing and Attributing the Benefits of Varietal Improvement Research in Brazil. IFPRI Research Report No. 136 Washington D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute, 2004.

Chapters in Books

Sumner, D.A. and J.M. Alston. “Economic Implications for U.S. Tobacco Farmers of Measures to Reduce Tobacco Consumption in the United States” in Peter Bearman, Kathryn Neckerman, and Leslie Wright, eds., Social and Economic Consequences of Tobacco Control Policy, Columbia University Press, in press (2007).

Alston, J.M. “The Incidence of U.S. Farm Programs,” in E. Ball, R. Fanfani, and L. Gutierrez, eds. The Economic Impact of Public Support to Agriculture: An International Perspective. New York: Springer, 2010.

Alston, J.M., B.A. Babcock, and P.G. Pardey. “Shifting Patterns of Global Agricultural Production and Productivity: Synthesis and Conclusion.” Chapter 15 of J.M. Alston, B. Babcock, and P.G. Pardey (eds.) The Shifting Patterns of Agricultural Production and Productivity Worldwide. CARD-MATRIC Electronic Book. Ames, IA: Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, May 2010. Available at http://www.matric.iastate.edu/shifting_patterns/..

Alston, J.M., M.A. Andersen, J.S. James, and P.G. Pardey. “Structural Changes in U.S. Agricultural Production and Productivity.” Chapter 8 of J.M. Alston, B. Babcock, and P.G. Pardey (eds.) The Shifting Patterns of Agricultural Production and Productivity Worldwide. CARD-MATRIC Electronic Book. Ames, IA: Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, May 2010. Available at http://www.matric.iastate.edu/shifting_patterns/..

Alston, J.M., P.G. Pardey and J. Beddow. “Global Patterns of Crop Yields and Other Partial Productivity Measures and Prices.” Chapter 3 of J.M. Alston, B. Babcock, and P.G. Pardey (eds.) The Shifting Patterns of Agricultural Production and Productivity Worldwide. CARDMATRIC Electronic Book. Ames, IA: Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, May 2010. Available at http://www.matric.iastate.edu/shifting_patterns/.

Alston, J.M., B.A. Babcock, and P.G. Pardey. “Introduction and Overview.” Chapter 1 of J.M. Alston, B.A. Babcock, and P.G. Pardey (eds.) The Shifting Patterns of Agricultural Production and Productivity Worldwide CARD-MATRIC Electronic Book. Ames, IA: Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, May 2010. Available at http://www.matric.iastate.edu/shifting_patterns/.

Pardey, P.G., J.M. Alston, and V.W. Ruttan. “The Economics of Innovation and Technical Change in Agriculture.” In B.H. Hall and N. Rosenberg, eds., Handbook of Economics of Technical Change. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2010.

Alston, J.M., P. Pardey, S. Wood, and L. You. “Projecting Agriculture and Agricultural R&D Potentials.” Ch. 7 in P. Pardey, S. Wood, and R. Hertford (eds) Research Futures: Projecting Agricultural R&D Potentials for Latin America and the Caribbean. IFPRI Research Report. Washington DC: International Food Policy Research Institute, December 2009.

Alston, J.M., P.G. Pardey, S. Wood, and L. You. “Proyección de las Potencialidades de I+D Agropecuario.” Ch. 7 in P.G. Pardey, S. Wood, and R. Hertford (eds). Investigaciones a Futuro: Proyección del Potencial Agropecuario en América Latina y el Caribe. IFPRI Research Report. Washington DC: International Food Policy Research Institute, May 2009. Available at http://www.ifpri.org/sites/default/files/publications/investigacionesfuturo.pdf

Pardey, P.G., .M. Alston, and S. Wood. “Introduction.” Ch. 1 in P. Pardey, S. Wood, and R. Hertford (eds) Research Futures: Projecting Agricultural R&D Potentials for Latin America and the Caribbean. IFPRI Research Report. Washington DC: IFPRI, December 2009.

Pardey, P.G., .M. Alston, and S. Wood. “Introducción.” Ch. 1 in P.G. Pardey, S. Wood, and R. Hertford (eds). Investigaciones a Futuro: Proyección del Potencial Agropecuario en América Latina y el Caribe. IFPRI Research Report. Washington DC: International Food Policy Research Institute, May 2009. Available at http://www.ifpri.org/sites/default/files/publications/investigacionesfuturo.pdf

Alston, J.M., and P.G. Pardey. “U.S. Agricultural Research and Technology Policy for the 21st Century” in R.D. Knutson, ed., Perspectives on 21st Century Agriculture and the Food System: A Tribute to Walter J. Armbruster, 2007.

Alston, J.M., R.E. Just and D. Zilberman. “What Have We Learned, and Where Do We Go From Here?” Chapter 30 of R.E. Just, J.M. Alston, and D. Zilberman (eds). Regulating Agricultural Biotechnology: Economics and Policy. Springer-Verlag publishers, 2006.

Kalaitzandonakes, N., Alston, J.M., and K.J. Bradford. “Compliance Costs for Regulatory Approval of New Biotech Crops.” Chapter 3 of R.E. Just, J.M. Alston, and D. Zilberman (eds). Regulating Agricultural Biotechnology: Economics and Policy. Springer-Verlag publishers, 2006.

Bradford, K.J., J.M. Alston, and N. Kalaitzandonakes. “Regulation of Biotechnology for Horticultural Crops.” Chapter 29 of R.E. Just, J.M. Alston, and D. Zilberman (eds). Regulating Agricultural Biotechnology: Economics and Policy. Springer-Verlag publishers, 2006.

Just, R.E., D. Zilberman, and J.M. Alston. “Regulating Agricultural Biotechnology: Introduction and Overview.” Chapter 1 of R.E. Just, J.M. Alston, and D. Zilberman (eds). Regulating Agricultural Biotechnology: Economics and Policy. Springer-Verlag publishers, 2006.

Alston, J.M., K.J. Bradford, and N. Kalaitzandonakes. “The Economics of Horticultural Biotechnology.” Chapter in Yi Li and Yan Pei, eds., Plant Biotechnology in Ornamental Horticulture, Haworth Food & Agricultural Products Press, Binghamton, New York, 2006.

Alston, J.M., P.G. Pardey, and R.R. Piggott. “Agricultural R&D Policy in the Developing World: Synthesis of Themes and Policy Issues.” Chapter 13 in Pardey, P.G., J.M. Alston, and R.R. Piggott, eds. Agricultural R&D Policy in the Developing World: Too Little, Too Late? Washington DC: International Food Policy Research Institute, 2006.

Alston, J.M., S. Dehmer, and P.G. Pardey. “International Initiatives in Agricultural R&D: The Changing Fortunes of the CGIAR.” Chapter 12 in Pardey, P.G., J.M. Alston, and R.R. Piggott eds., Agricultural R&D Policy in the Developing World: Too Little, Too Late? Washington DC: International Food Policy Research Institute, 2006.

Alston, J.M. and P.G. Pardey. “Developing-Country Perspectives on Agricultural R&D: New Pressures for Self-Reliance?” Chapter 2 in Pardey, P.G., J.M. Alston, and R.R. Piggott eds., Agricultural R&D Policy in the Developing World: Too Little, Too Late? Washington DC: International Food Policy Research Institute, 2006.

Alston, J.M., P.G. Pardey, and R.R. Piggott. “Agricultural R&D Policy in the Developing World: Introduction and Overview.” Chapter 1 in Pardey, P.G., R.R. Piggott, and J.M. Alston, eds. Agricultural R&D Policy in the Developing World: Too Little, Too Late? Washington DC: International Food Policy Research Institute, 2006.

Alston, J.M. and P.G. Pardey. “Farm Productivity and Inputs” sub-chapter comprising an essay and 16 data tables, including 210 series, in S. Carter, S. Gartner, M. Haines, A. Olmstead, R. Sutch, and G. Wright, eds, Historical Statistics of the United States—Millennial Edition Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Alston, J.M., J. Crespi and H. Kaiser and R. Sexton. “The Economics of California’s Mandated Commodity Programs: Summary and Synthesis.” Chapter 17 in H. Kaiser, J.M. Alston, J. Crespi, and R.J. Sexton (eds). The Economics of Commodity Promotion Programs: Lessons from California. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing, 2005.

Alston, J.M., H. Brunke, R.S. Gray, and D.A. Sumner. “Demand Enhancement through Food-Safety Regulation: A Case Study of the Marketing Order for California Pistachios.” Chapter 16 in H. Kaiser, J.M. Alston, J. Crespi, and R.J. Sexton (eds). The Economics of Commodity Promotion Programs: Lessons from California. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing, 2005.

Alston, J., J. Chalfant, and J. James. “Evaluation of Nutrition Education by the Dairy Council of California.” Chapter 13 in H. Kaiser, J.M. Alston, J. Crespi, and R.J. Sexton (eds). The Economics of Commodity Promotion Programs: Lessons from California. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing, 2005.

Alston, J.M., H.F. Carman, J.A. Chalfant, J.M. Crespi, and R.J. Sexton. “Evaluation of Prune Promotion by the California Dried Plum Board.” Chapter 6 in H. Kaiser, J.M. Alston, J.Crespi, and R.J. Sexton (eds). The Economics of Commodity Promotion Programs: Lessons from California. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing, 2005.

Alston, J.M., J.A. Chalfant, J.E. Christian, E. Meng, and N.E. Piggott. “The Benefits and Costs of Promotion Programs for California Table Grapes.” Chapter 4 in H. Kaiser, J.M. Alston, J. Crespi, and R.J. Sexton (eds). The Economics of Commodity Promotion Programs: Lessons from California. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing, 2005.

Carman, H.F. and J.M. Alston. “California’s Mandated Commodity Programs.” Chapter 2 in H. Kaiser, J.M. Alston, J. Crespi, and R.J. Sexton (eds). The Economics of Commodity Promotion Programs: Lessons from California. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing, 2005.

Alston, J.M., J. Crespi and H. Kaiser and R. Sexton. “Introduction to the Economics of California’s Mandated Commodity Programs.” Chapter 1 in H. Kaiser, J.M. Alston, J. Crespi, and R.J. Sexton (eds). The Economics of Commodity Promotion Programs: Lessons from California. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing, 2005.

Alston, J.M. and D. Zilberman. “Science and Technology.” Chapter 11 in J. Siebert ed., California Agriculture: Issues and Challenges, 2004.

Journal Articles

Alston, J.M., M.A. Andersen, J.S. James, and P.G. Pardey. “The Economic Returns to U.S. Public Agricultural Research.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 93 (2011): in press.

Alston, J.M., K.B. Fuller, J.T. Lapsley, and G. Soleas. “Too Much of a Good Thing? Causes and Consequences of Increases in Sugar Content of California Wine Grapes.” Journal of Wine Economics (2011): in press.

Andersen, M.A., J.M. Alston, and P.G. Pardey. “Capital Use Intensity and Productivity Biases” Journal of Productivity Analysis (2011): in press

Andersen, M.A., J.M. Alston, and P.G. Pardey. “Capital Services in U.S. Agriculture: Concepts, Comparisons, and the Treatment of Interest Rates.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 93 (2011): in press.

Sumner, D.A., J.M. Alston, and J.W. Glauber. “Evolution of the Economics of Agricultural Policy.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 92(2)(April 2010): 403-423.

Alston, J.M. “Efficiency of Income Transfers to Farmers through Public Agricultural Research—Theory and Evidence from the United States.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 91(5) (December 2009): 1281-1288.

Alston, J.M., P.G. Pardey, J.S. James, and M.A. Andersen. “A Review of Research on the Economics of Agricultural R&D.” Annual Reviews of Resource Economics 1(October 2009): 37-565.

Alston, J.M., J.M. Beddow and P.G. Pardey. “Agricultural Research, Productivity and Food Prices in the Long Run.” Science 325(4) (September 2009):1209-1210.

Alston, J.M. and P.G. Pardey. “Public Funding for Research into Specialty Crops.” HortScience 43(5)(2008): 1461-1470.

Alston, J.M., and D.A. Sumner. “Perspectives on Farm Policy Reform.” Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 32(1)(April 2007): 1-19.

Alston, J.M., J.M. Crespi, H.M. Kaiser, and R.J. Sexton. “The Economic Impacts of California’s Mandated Commodity Promotion Programs.” Review of Agricultural Economics 29(1)(2007): 40-66.

Alston, J.M. “Product Differentiation and Trade in Agri-Food Products: Discussion” Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development (special volume on New Dimensions in Modeling Food and Agricultural Markets, Dragan Miljkovic ed.) 2(1)(2006): 79-85.

Alston, J.M., K.J. Bradford, and N. Kalaitzandonakes. “The Economics of Horticultural Biotechnology.” Journal of Crop Improvement (special volume entitled Transgenic Approaches for Horticultural/Ornamental Crop Improvement) 18(1-2)(2006): 413-431.

Pardey, P.G., J.M. Alston, and N.E. Beintema. “Agricultural R&D Spending at a Critical Crossroads.” Farm Industry Journal 3(1)(February 2006): 1-10.

Pardey, P.G., J.M. Alston, C. Chan-Kang, E.C. Magalhães, P.G. Pardey, and S.A. Vosti. “International and Institutional R&D Spillovers: Attribution of Benefits Among Sources for Brazil’s New Crop Varieties.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 88(1)(February 2006): 104-123.

Mullen, J.D., J.M. Alston, D.A. Sumner, M.T. Kreith and N.V. Kuminoff. “The Payoff to Public Investments in Pest Management R&D: General Issues and a Case Study Emphasizing Integrated Pest Management in California.” Review of Agricultural Economics 27(4)(2005): 558-573.

Jin, S., S. Rozelle, J.M. Alston, J. Huang. “Economies of Scale and Scope and the Economic Efficiency of China’s Agricultural Research System.” International Economic Review 46(3)(August 2005): 1033-1057.

Acquaye, A.K.A., J.M. Alston, H. Lee, and D.A. Sumner. “Economic Consequences of Invasive Species Policies in the Presence of Commodity Programs: Theory and Application to Citrus Canker.” Review of Agricultural Economics 27(3)(September 2005): 498-504.

Brunke, H., J.M. Alston, R.S. Gray, and D.A. Sumner. “Industry-Mandated Testing to Improve Food Safety: The New US Marketing Order for Pistachios.” Agrarwirtschaft 53(8) (2004): 228-237.

Alston, J.M., V.H. Smith, and J. Vercammen. “When Do Export Subsidies Really Have a Distributional Role?” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 86(2)(May 2004):543-548.

Alston, J.M., J.W. Freebairn, and J.S. James. “Levy-Funded Research Choices by Producers and Society.” Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 48(1)(March 2004): 34-64.

Research Reports

Pardey, P. G. and J.M. Alston. U.S. Agricultural Research in a Global Food Security Setting. A Report of the CSIS Global Food Security Project. Washington, D.C.: CSIS, January 2010. Available at http://csis.org/publication/us-agricultural-research-global-food-security-setting)

Pardey, P.G., J. James, J. Alston, S. Wood, B. Koo, E. Binenbaum, T. Hurley and P. Glewwe. Science, Technology and Skills. Background Paper for the World Bank’s World Development Report 2008. St. Paul, Rome and Washington D.C.: University of Minnesota, CGIAR Science Council and World Bank, 2007, pp. 95.

Alston, J.M. and H. Brunke. “Impacts of Reductions in U.S. Cotton Subsidies on the World Price of Cotton, and Implications for West African Cotton Producers.” Report prepared for Oxfam, November 3, 2006.

 

 

 
    

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