Volume 22 2002

The Economics of Managing Biotechnologies

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-0499-5 (Print) 978-0-306-47659-4 (Online)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Surveying the Issues: Technologies, Biology and Economics

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      Pages 3-49

      Biosafety in Agricultural Biotechnology: Balancing Social and Environmental Impacts

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      Pages 51-69

      Pest Resistance in Agriculture: An Economic Perspective

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      Pages 71-95

      Biotechnology for Planted Forests: An Assessment of Biological, Economic and Environmental Possibilities and Limitations

  2. Managing Technology: The Economics of Managing Technological Developments

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      Pages 99-128

      On the Economic Limits to Technological Potential: Will Industry Resolve the Resistance Problem?

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      Pages 129-143

      Providing the Correct Incentives for Genetic Modification

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      Pages 145-156

      Decision Making under Temporal Uncertainty and Irreversibility: Benchmark Values for the Release of Transgenic Crops in the EU

  3. Managing Biology: The Economics of Managing Biological Resistance

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      Pages 159-169

      Managing Pest Resistance: Timing the Initiation of Refuge Areas

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      Pages 171-193

      Managing the Risk of European Corn Borer Resistance to Bt Corn

  4. Managing Industry: The Economics of Managing Industrial Impacts

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      Pages 197-217

      Monopolisation and the Regulation of Genetically Modified Crops: An Economic Model

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      Pages 219-248

      The Diffusion of Benefits from Biotechnological Developments: The Impact of Use Restrictions on the Distribution of Benefits

  5. Policy Conclusions

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      Pages 251-254

      Plants and Biotechnologies

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      Pages 255-274

      Regulatory Harmony — Who’s Calling the Tune?