ABSTRACT

What can r e s e a r c h in land e c o n o m ic s contribute to the a c c e le r a t io n of e c o n o m ic p r o g r e s s in the underdeve loped agrar ian reg ion s of the w o r ld ? What types o f land e co n o m ic s r e s e a r c h can m eet the press in g needs fo r so lv ing stra teg ic land p o l i cy i s s u e s ? What kind o f questions m ust be asked, and what m ethods used to answ er them ?