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    The Economics of Biotechnology (Hardback) By (author) James D. Gaisford, By (author) Jill E. Hobbs, By (author) William A. Kerr, By (author) Nicholas Perdikis, By (author) Marni D. Plunkett

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    Description"The Economics of Biotechnology" is a highly accessible book dealing with some of the most crucial issues to arise in this area. Special attention is paid to consumer, ethical and environmental concerns as well as questions relating to trade policy, intellectual policy, who will receive the benefits, international development and the role of international institutions such as the WTO. The authors examine concerns arising from the application of biotechnology in the agri-food industrial complex, and many of the issues discussed also have implications for the medical and pharmaceutical aspects of biotechnology. Fundamental questions regarding the application of standard economic analysis to biotechnology are resolved using traditional neo-classical analyses as well as less mainstream methods. Through exploring a number of approaches, original and unexpected conclusions are reached. This coherent and relevant treatment of the myriad facets of biotechnology should be welcomed by academics, scholars and economists with a specific interest in international economics or technology, international policymakers, and economic commentators.


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    Title
    The Economics of Biotechnology
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James D. Gaisford, By (author) Jill E. Hobbs, By (author) William A. Kerr, By (author) Nicholas Perdikis, By (author) Marni D. Plunkett
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781840645958
    ISBN 10: 1840645954
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TEC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: KC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: KNDC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.7
    B&T General Subject: 180
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: BUS069000
    BIC subject category V2: TCB
    BISAC V2.8: BUS070000
    DC22: 338.4/76606
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 338.476606
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: HD9999.B442 E25 2001
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: KC, TCB, KND
    Publisher
    Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
    Imprint name
    Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    01 November 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Cheltenham
    Table of contents
    Biotechnology; intellectual property; the environment; consumer issues; ethical concerns; who gets the biotechnology rents?; international issues; economics and the future of biotechnology.