Applied Econometrics


COURSE OUTLINE

 

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE ECO0012 SEMESTER 8th
COURSE TITLE APPLIED ECONOMETRICS
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and laboratory course (3+2) 5
COURSE TYPE Specialization
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS Yes (in English)
COU

RSE WEBSITE (URL)

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Upon the completion of the course the students will have acquired the basic knowledge to study the validity of the economic theory with the use of Statistics and Mathematics through the estimation and evaluation of economic models
General capabilities
§  Knowledge on Statistics, Economic Theory and Mathematics

·      Ability to implement theories on the survey of existing economic theories

·      Ability for analysis and Synthesis

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
General Concepts (Random variables, Expected value of a random variable Variance, Standard deviation of a random variable, covariance of two random variables, X,Y Expected value of a random variable, variance, standard deviation of a random variable. Useful distributions Χρήσιμες Κατανομές (Normal distribution, , chi square _ distribution, Τ-distribution, F-distribution), Simple regression (Two variable model) (Economic Theory, Basic assumptions of the linear model Υ = β1 + β2Χ + e, Sample Regression, The method of ordinary least squares (application to the model: Υ = β1 + β2Χ + e), (Solution with sums, Matrix solution, Application of regression Variance-Covariance of random error, Attributes of b estimate), Hypothesis testing (t-ratio of b , The coefficient of determination r2 , Correlation coefficient r, Evaluation of the sub – sample), General Model Y = β Χ + β Χ +…+ β Χ + e (By the method of matrix-tables) (Presentation of the model Y = b X + b X +…+ b X + e, Appraisers fluctuations – covariance of rates, the coefficient of multiple determination R, Sums squares tabular assessment model, assessment of individual factors, Evaluation of the entire design), Resolving the three variables model Y = b + b X + b X + e checksum (Solving the three variables model, the coefficient of multiple determination R, the corrected coefficient multiple determination, and Some Simple Coefficient of determination, coefficient of determination Simple, Some factors identification, assessment of the variability of the disturbing term fluctuations b, b, Control of Linear restrictions on some coefficients regression, the statistical relationship between F and the coefficient of determination R2,Violations of Linear Model assumptions (Multi collinearity, Testing the existence of multi collinearity, Estimation methods of models with multi – collinearity, Autocorrelation, Autocorrelation of first order, Consequences of autocorrelation, Autocorrelation tests (Graphical depict of the residuals, Durbin-Watson Test, t-statistic test, h Durbin criterion), Test for autocorrelation of greater order ( Breusch-Godfrey Test, F-criterion test), Estimation methods of models with autocorrelation, Heteroscedasticity, Heteroscedasticity tests, (Spearman coefficient of correlation, Goldfeld-Quand criterion, White criterion), Estimation methods of models with heteroscedasticity

 

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

§  e-class

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Laboratory courses 26
Individual study 60
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

Written exams at the end of the semester both on theory and exercises

 

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
§  Maddala G.S. (2010). Introduction to Econometrics, 4th Edition Wiley-Blackwell, West Sussex, UK.

 

 

Introduction to Business Administration


COURSE OUTLINE

 

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE ECO0009 SEMESTER 7th
COURSE TITLE INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and laboratory course (4) 5
COURSE TYPE Specialization
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS Yes (in English)
COU

RSE WEBSITE (URL)

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Upon the completion of the course the students should be able to;

(a)Develop professional skills for business communication and management.
(b)Conceptualize the linkage of business planning, organizing, leading and controlling.
(c)Build business managerial plans and innovative ideas in product development.

General capabilities
§Project preparation

§Data Survey, synthesis, record and presentation of the finding with the assistance of information systems

§Innovation and original thinking

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
·         Definition, content, objectives of business administration

·         The economic, political and social environment of business. Categories of economic units. Definition of management. Historical development of science and practice of management. Key areas of business. The management of personnel and human relations. The functioning of the Organization of Enterprise. The functioning of the Directorate of Operations. The function of the Control of Business. Decision making in business. The marketing of products or services. The financial enterprise. SMEs. International management. Corporate social responsibility.

 

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

§  e-class

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Project 26
Individual study 60
   
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

Written exams at the end of the semester both on theory and exercises

 

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
§  S. Ross, R. Westerfield, J. Jaffe, B. Jordan Corporate Finance: Core Principles and Applications (McGraw-Hill/Irwin Series in Finance, Insurance, and Real Est) 4th Edition

 

 

Marketing of Agricultural and Food Products


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE   ECO0007 SEMESTER 7th, 9th  
COURSE TITLE Marketing of Agricultural and Food Products
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures 5 5
COURSE TYPE Specialization
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS No
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://agro.duth.gr/en/courses/marketing-of-agricultural-products/
  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Students will be able to:

(a) Apprehend the principles of marketing and obtain skills that will allow them to succeed in different marketing environments.

(b) Understand the structure of agro-food product markets and marketing channels.

(c) Comprehend new consumption patterns and emerging trends.

(d) Conceptualize the principles of global agro-food marketing environment.

(e)  Analyse strategic planning and marketing process.

General capabilities
§  Independent work (assignment)

§  Group work (assignment)

§  Literature search, data analysis and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
  • Introduction to agricultural and food marketing – Analysis of agricultural and food markets.
  • Agricultural production and marketing. Agricultural and food markets and marketing channels.
  • Corporate and division strategic planning – Strategic formulation – Strategic control – Efficiency control – SWOT analysis.
  • Portfolio analysis. Growth strategies. Marketing process.
  • Marketing strategies for ensuring the competitive advantage. Marketing mix development.
  • The global market of agricultural products and foods. Dealing with competition in agricultural and food markets.
  • Global marketing – Developing a strategic marketing plan in the global market. Product characteristics and classification. Brand equity – Brand name decision – Brand strategy decision – Brand repositioning.
  • Differentiation – Differentiation tools.
  • Product positioning – Positioning strategies.
  • Product life cycle marketing strategies. Developing new products.
  • Levels of market segmentation – Segmenting consumers and business markets. Sales promotion – Advertising and advertising programs.
  • Case studies for agro-food products.
  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE
  • Power point,videos
  • e-class

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures

Laboratory courses

39

26

Written assignment – Presentation 20
Independent study 40
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

  Written exams at the end of the semester.

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
·         Norwood B.F., Lusk J.L. Marketing and Prices of Agricultural Products. Editors: Mattas, K., Rezitis A., Tsakiridou E. Broken Hill Publishers Ltd, 2012.

·         Armstrong G., Kotler P. Introduction to Marketing. Epikentro Publications, 2009.

·         Aurier P., Siriex L. Marketing of Agro-food Products. Propobos Publications, 2010.

·         Fahy J., Jobber D.  Marketing Principles. Kritiki Publications, 2014.

·         Pantouvakis A., Siomkos G., Christou E. Marketing, Livani Publications, 2015.

·         Dimitriadis S., Tzortzaki A.M. Marketing: Principles – Strategies – Applications. Rosili Publications, 2010.