"We owe Ruttan a debt of gratitude for demonstrating yet again the importance of public sector support in the development of many major technologies."--Journal of Economic Literature
About the Author
Vernon W. Ruttan is Regents Professor Emeritus in the Department of Applied Economics and Adjunct Professor in the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. His research has been on technology development and economic growth. He is the author (with Yujiro Hayami) of Agricultural Development: An International Perspective (1985); United States Development Assistance Policy (1996); and Technology, Growth and Development; An Induced Innovation Perspective (OUP, 2001).