Journal Of The Econometric Society

An International Society for the Advancement of Economic
Theory in its Relation to Statistics and Mathematics

Edited by: Guido W. Imbens • Print ISSN: 0012-9682 • Online ISSN: 1468-0262

Econometrica: Sep, 1980, Volume 48, Issue 6

Hybrid Corn Revisited<1451:HCR>2.0.CO;2-3
p. 1451-1461

Robert Dixon

Alternative 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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