The Economics of Pesticides and Pest Control

  title={The Economics of Pesticides and Pest Control},
  author={Steven Sexton and Zhengguo Lei and David Zilberman},
  journal={International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics},
Pesticides have been a major contributor to the growth of agricultural productivity and food supply. Yet, they are a source of concern because of human and environmental health side effects. This paper presents methodologies for assessing the productivity and health effects of pesticides. It also provides an overview of some of the major empirical findings. This paper covers major research that analyzes alternative approaches to address issues of resistance buildup, risk and environmental and… 

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