Econometrica: Sep 1980, Volume 48, Issue 6
Hybrid Corn Revisited
Robert DixonAlternative measures of the rate of diffusion of a new innovation are discussed and applied to study the spread of hybrid corn in the United States, in the light of more recent data and improved estimating techniques. An assessment is made of the importance of "profitability" variables in accounting for variations in the rate of diffusion between states.
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