bEcon is a web-based bibliography developed by researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). It is a selective collection of peer-reviewed applied economics literature that assesses the impacts of genetically engineered (GE) crops in developing countries. The webibliography focuses on four major research questions addressed in the literature:
- What are the (potential, actual) advantages of genetically engineered crops for farmers?
- What are consumers willing to pay for non-GE products, and how will their preferences affect the market?
- What are the magnitude and distribution of the economic benefits resulting from the adoption of GE crops in a particular industry (sector)?
- What is the international distribution of economic benefits resulting from the adoption and trade of GE crops?