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Title:Modeling Pecuniary and Non -Pecuniary Objectives for Adoption, and Multiple Technology Adoption Decisions
Author(s):Kakou, Omer
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Richard L. Farnsworth
Department / Program:Agricultural Economics
Discipline:Agricultural Economics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Economics, Agricultural
Abstract:The econometric application focuses on the relative importance of pecuniary and nonpecuniary variables on adoption decisions and the effects of joint adoption decisions on estimation of adoption models. The results give an indication for the need to broaden the scope of the analysis of the farmer's technology choice problem beyond pecuniary variables. In particular, the beliefs held by farmers are found to have a positive and significant impact on their adoption choices. The results also reveal that, in cases of multiple technology adoption, the likelihood of joint adoption is generally high, providing an incentive to promote packages of agricultural technologies.
Issue Date:2000
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:163 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/83050
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9971108
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2000


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