Agricultural Economics


COURSE OUTLINE

 

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE Β0035 SEMESTER 4th
COURSE TITLE Agricultural Economics
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and laboratory course 5 5
COURSE TYPE Core; Basic knowledge
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS Yes (in English)
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01117/

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Students become familiar with the main agricultural economics chapters (e.g. eoonomic analysis, production theory, microeconomic theory, business management) and the tools necessary for more advanced studies on rural development, agricultural policy and agri0business financing.
General capabilities
§  Independent work

§  Literature search, data analysis and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
1. Introduction. Agriculture in the globalised environment: Trends and characteristics.

2. Rural economy and rural development.

3. Characteristics of the greek agricultural sector

4. The specific characteristics of agricultural products and the agricultural problem.

5. Elasticities for the demand and supply of agricultural products

6. Principles and applications of agricultural accounting and valuation.

7. Models for assessing demand for agricultural products.

8. Theory of production and cost of agricultural products.

9. Introduction to productivity theory and efficiency measurement

10. Marketing of agricultural products (basic principles of marketing of agricultural products)

11. Agricultural Policy and Welfare Economics

12. The CAP: Historical development and recent reforms.

13. Agricultural Policy of International Organisations (WTO).

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE §  Power point, videos

§  e-class

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Assignment 15
Applied exercises 26
Independent study 45
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

Written exams at the end of the semester both on theoretical and practical courses, consisting of (a) multiple choice (b) numerical exercises (c) theoretical problems explanations.

 

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
[68373060]: Γεωργική Οικονομική & Πολιτική. Drummond Evan, Goodwin John

[10951]: Αγροτική Οικονομική, Κιτσοπανίδης Γεώργιος Ι., Καμενίδης Χρίστος Θ.

[59382474]: Αγροτική Οικονομική Θεωρία & Πολιτική. Λιανός Θ., Δαμιανός Δ., Μέργος Γ., Ντεμούσης Μ., Κατρανίδης Σ.