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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?

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