Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=1674595
 
 

References (67)



 


 



Fruits of Their Neighbors: The Role of Geography in Agricultural Innovation


Alex Stiller-Shulman


Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business

Kristina M. Lybecker


Colorado College - Department of Economics & Business

Daniel K. N. Johnson


Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business

September 9, 2010


Abstract:     
Closely following the notion of innovative geographic clusters, this paper examines knowledge flows in the US agriculture industry for evidence of innovative agglomeration. The data indicate that a closer distance between any two agricultural patent origins increases the probability that one cites the other as prior art. Further, subtle inter-regional variations characterize the degree to which proximity advances agricultural innovation. Finally, the results show that older innovations in agriculture proliferate more readily than recently created knowledge.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 26

Keywords: innovation, agriculture, economic geography, patents, distance, invention

JEL Classification: O33, Q16, R12

working papers series


Download This Paper

Date posted: September 11, 2010  

Suggested Citation

Stiller-Shulman, Alex and Lybecker, Kristina M. and Johnson, Daniel K. N., Fruits of Their Neighbors: The Role of Geography in Agricultural Innovation (September 9, 2010). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1674595 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1674595

Contact Information

Alex Stiller-Shulman
Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business ( email )
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
United States
Kristina M. Lybecker (Contact Author)
Colorado College - Department of Economics & Business ( email )
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
United States
719-389-6445 (Phone)
719-389-6927 (Fax)
Daniel Kent Neil Johnson
Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business ( email )
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
United States
719-389-6654 (Phone)
719-389-6927 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://faculty1.coloradocollege.edu/~djohnson
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 558
Downloads: 60
Download Rank: 210,759
References:  67

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo7 in 0.297 seconds