bEcon

Economics literature about the impacts of genetically engineered crops in developing economies

bEcon-a web-based bibliography developed by researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)-is a selective collection of peer-reviewed applied economics literature that assesses the impacts of genetically engineered (GE) crops in developing countries. The webibliography focuses on four major research questions addressed in the literature:

  • What are the (potential, actual) advantages of genetically engineered crops for farmers?

  • What are consumers willing to pay for non-GE products, and how will their preferences affect the market?

  • What are the magnitude and distribution of the economic benefits resulting from the adoption of GE crops in a particular industry (sector)?

  • What is the international distribution of economic benefits resulting from the adoption and trade of GE crops?

Author: 
Yerramareddy, Indira
Zambrano, Patricia
Published date: 
2008
Publisher: 
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)