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The Impact of Seed Industry Concentration on Innovation: A Study of U.S. Biotech Market Leaders


David Schimmelpfennig


U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS)

Carl E. Pray


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Agricultural, Food & Resource Economics

Margaret Brennan


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Cook College



Abstract:     
Agricultural research drives increases in agricultural productivity, and the number of private agricultural input firms has been declining. The empirical relationship between the number of firms doing applied biotechnology crop research and the amount of research output they produce is investigated in a research profit function model. Increases in seed industry concentration have reduced biotech research intensity in the United States in the 1990s. Concentration and research are simultaneously determined and are influenced by the appropriability of research results and the state of technological opportunity.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 27

Keywords: biotechnology R&D

JEL Classification: L1

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Date posted: May 21, 2003  

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Schimmelpfennig, David and Pray, Carl E. and Brennan, Margaret, The Impact of Seed Industry Concentration on Innovation: A Study of U.S. Biotech Market Leaders. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=365600 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.365600

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David Schimmelpfennig (Contact Author)
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS) ( email )
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Carl E. Pray
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Agricultural, Food & Resource Economics ( email )
211 Cook Office Building
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8520
United States
Margaret Brennan
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Cook College ( email )
88 Lipman Drive
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8525
United States
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