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From time to time, we forget that the data we use are at least as important as the methods we employ. True, agricultural economists have devoted considerable effort to assessing and understanding the appropriate application of theory, underlying assumptions, models, and methodologies for estimating elasticities. And, this has led to real progress in the analysis of international commodity markets. But, data are what we seek. Methodology and procedures lead us nowhere without the right results.

Subject(s): Public Economics

Issue Date: 1991

Publication Type: Journal Article

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/138271 Published in: Journal of Agricultural Economics Research, Volume 43, Number 2

Total Pages: 3

Record appears in: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) > Economic Research Service > Journal of Agricultural Economics Research

Author: Martin, Michael V. ; Emami, Ali

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/138271?ln=en

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