- Series Information
- List of Contributors
- Introduction: Land as an Integrating Theme in Economics
- Integrating Regional Economic Development Analysis and Land Use Economics
- Technology Adoption and Land Use
- Are Large Metropolitan Areas Still Viable?
- Modeling the Land Use Change with Biofuels
- Modeling the Determinants of Farmland Values in the United States
- Land Use and Sustainable Economic Development: Developing World
- The Economics of Wildlife Conservation
- Connecting Ecosystem Services to Land Use: Implications for Valuation and Policy
- Land Use and Climate Change
- Land Use, Climate Change, and Ecosystem Services
- Fire: An Agent and a Consequence of Land Use Change
- Land Use and Municipal Profiles
- An Assessment of Empirical Methods for Modeling Land Use
- Equilibrium Sorting Models of Land Use and Residential Choice
- Landscape Simulations with Econometric-Based Land Use Models
- An Economic Perspective on Agent-Based Models of Land Use and Land Cover Change
- Spatial Econometric Modeling of Land Use Change
- Using Quasi-Experimental Methods to Evaluate Land Policies: Application to Maryland’s Priority Funding Legislation
- Applying Experiments to Land Economics: Public Information and Auction Efficiency in Ecosystem Service Markets
- Open Space Preservation: Direct Controls and Fiscal Incentives
- Land Conservation in the United States
- European Agri-Environmental Policy: The Conservation and Re-Creation of Cultural Landscapes
- Agri-Environmental Policies: A Comparison of US and EU Experiences
- Stigmatized Sites and Urban Brownfield Redevelopment
- Regulatory Takings
- Eminent Domain and the Land Assembly Problem
- Future Research Directions in Land Economics
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
Agriculture has benefited from new technologies such as crops for new biofuels and modern irrigation systems. Adoption of these new technologies has had a profound impact on land use and land values. This chapter first considers the basic theories of agricultural technology adoption and how the characteristics of new technologies influence patterns of adoption. It then examines the impact of various economic and noneconomic factors on patterns of adoption and how the economic implications of technology are evolving in a modern world with an integrated supply chain and contracting. In addition, the chapter looks at how adoption and diffusion affect the introduction of technological innovations and describes policies that play an important role in the adoption of new land use technologies.
David Zilberman is Robinson Chair in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at University of California, Berkeley.
Madhu Khanna is Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at University of Illinois.
Scott Kaplan is an undergraduate student at the University of California, Berkeley.
Eunice Kim is Program Administrator in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at University of California, Berkeley.
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