UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

Professor Julian Alston Wins EAAE Outstanding ERAE Journal Article for "Intellectual Property in Plant Breeding: Comparing Different Levels and Forms of Protection"

Aug. 7, 2017

Professor Julian M. Alston and co-authors won the 2016 AAEA (European Association of Agricultural Economists) Outstanding ERAE (European Review of Agricultural Economics) Journal Article Award for "Intellectual Property in Plant Breeding: Comparing Different Levels and Forms of Protection."

This article explores the welfare trade-offs between intellectual property (IP) protections provided by patents and by plant variety protection (PVP). Survey data suggest patents are more appropriate for longer-term, higher-risk research, whereas PVP is better suited for traditional breeding. Click here to read more.

Citation

Lence, S.H., D.J. Hayes, J.M. Alston, and J.S.C. Smith. "Intellectual Property in Plant Breeding: Comparing Different Levels and Forms of Protection." European Review of Agricultural Economics 43(1)(2016): 1–29.

 

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