Alan Olmstead

Alan Olmstead

Distinguished Research Professor
Department of Economics
University of California, DavisFields of Interest:Professor Olmstead’s research has focused on  the effects of technological and institutional changes on productivity growth, and how incentive structures affect individual and firm. This research has added to the understanding of the diffusion many of the machines that transformed rural America. Other work has focused on understanding the role of international markets in the development of California agriculture and on the international transfer of agricultural technologies. More recent work has examined the role of biological innovations on agricultural productivity growth in the United States and elsewhere.Alan Olmstead’s Home Page

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