Table of contents for What's economics worth? : valuing policy research / edited by Philip G. Pardey and Vincent H. Smith.


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    List of Figures xi

    List of Tables xiii

    Foreword xv

    Acknowledgments xvii


PART I Context

1   Overview  3
    PHILIP G. PARDEY AND VINCENT H. SMITH

2   The Economics Research Industry 12
    VINCENT H. SMITH, PHILIP G. PARDEY,
    AND CONNIE CHAN-KANG


PART II Economists and Applied Economics Research

3   Assessing the Benefits of Economics Research:
    What Are the Problems? 69
    PAUL KRUGMAN

4   The Relevance of Economists 87
    ARNOLD HARBERGER

5    The Benefits of Social Science Research  108
     VINCENT H. SMITH AND JOHN FREEBAIRN

6    Adding Value through Policy-Oriented Research:
     Reflections of a Scholar-Practitioner 129
     C. PETER TIMMER





PART III Economic Information in the Policy Process

7   Second Thoughts on a Framework for Evaluating Agricultural
    Economics Research 153
    BOB LINDNER

8   Trade Policy and Economic Development: How We Learn 174
    ANNE O. KRUEGER

9   Returns to Policy-Related Social Science Research in Agriculture 201
    BRUCE GARDNER


PART IV Estimating the Value of Economics Research

10 Measuring the Benefits of Policy-Oriented Social Science Research:
     Evidence from Two Developing Countries 225
     GEORGE W. NORTON AND JEFFREY ALWANG

11 Rice Trade Policies in Vietnam:
     The Impact of Policy-Oriented Economics Research 252
     JAMES G. RYAN

12 The Value of Economics Research 275
     DAVID ZILBERMAN AND AMIR HEIMAN

13 What's Economics Worth? A Summing Up 300
     PHILIP G. PARDEY AND VINCENT H. SMITH

     Contributors 307

     Index 309





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Economics Research Evaluation, Economic policy, Policy sciences