Agricultural Economic Development: Theory and Policy


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE ECO0018 SEMESTER 9th
COURSE TITLE Agricultural Economic Development (Theory and Policy)
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures 4 5
COURSE TYPE Specialization
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS Yes (in English)
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) http://www.agro.duth.gr/undergraduate/program/ECO0018.shtml
  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
After having completed this course the student is expected to be familiar and able to comprehend:

  • Basic principles of economic development and agricultural development in specific.
  • Theories related to economic and agricultural development subjects.

Application and results with indices, research, measurement, programming and implementation of the agricultural development.

General capabilities
  • Independent work
  • Literature search, data analysis and synthesis
  • Development of inductive reasoning
  1. COURSE CONTENT
  1. Basic concepts of economic development
  2. Theories about the stages of economic development
  3. Purposes, forms of economic development
  4. Factors of economic growth
  5. Agriculture and agricultural economic development
  6. Aims and objectives of agricultural development
  7. Theories and stages of agricultural development
  8. Factors of agricultural development
  9. Measuring agricultural development
  10. Contribution of agriculture to agricultural development
  11. Technology and agricultural development
  12. Agricultural development policy
  13. Planning for agricultural development.

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD Online lectures via Microsoft Teams
IT USE
  • Powerpoint, videos
  • e-class
  • Microsoft Teams

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Laboratory courses 0
Written assignment 15
Independent study 71
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.

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
Χ. Ζιωγάνας «Γεωργική Οικονομική Ανάπτυξη», Εκδόσεις ΖΗΤΗ, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2003

 

Consumer Behavior


COURSE OUTLINE

 

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE   ECO0017 SEMESTER  9th
COURSE TITLE CONSUMER BEHAVIOR
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures 4 5
COURSE TYPE Specialisation
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/consumer-behavior/

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Students will be able to:

(a) Apprehend and model consumer decision process, and be aware of the factors affecting purchase decision process.

(b) Have an integrated view of market characteristics and how these characteristics interact with consumer characteristics and purchase behaviour.

(c) Conceptualize the factors that influence consumer attitudes and consumption patterns.
(d)  Study the environmental influence and group reference and how they affect consumer behaviour.

 

General capabilities
  1. Independent work
  2. Literature search, data analysis and synthesis
  3. Development of inductive reasoning

 

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
  • Market and consumer behaviour – Market characteristics.
  • Market segmentation – Consumer needs – Consumer decision process – Modeling decision process.
  • Need recognition and search – Pre-purchase alternative evaluation – Purchase decision making process.
  • Consumption of products and services – Post purchase alternative evaluation.
  • Investigation of factors affecting consumer’s decision process.
  • Consumer Attitudes
  • Multi-attribute attitude models for exploring consumer attitudes – Prediction of consumer behaviour.
  • Product knowledge, purchase knowledge and usage knowledge.
  • The motivation process.
  • Personality values and lifestyle.
  • Information processing – Learning and environmental influence.
  • Special topics in consumer behavior (food acceptance and consumption, food evaluation, food promotion)
  • Case studies in consumption of foods and agricultural products .

 

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE
  1. Power point, videos
  2. e-class

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 52
Written assignment – Presentation 33
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
·         Siomkos GI. Consumer Behaviour and Marketing  Strategy. Stamouli Publications, 2011.

·         Baltas G., Papastathopoulou P. Consumer Behaviour. Rosili Publications, 2013.

 

International Trade of Agricultural Products


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE ECO0016 SEMESTER 9th
COURSE TITLE International Trade of Agricultural Products
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures 4 5
COURSE TYPE Specialization
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS Yes (in English)
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) http://www.agro.duth.gr/undergraduate/program/ECO0011.shtml
  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
This course enables the student to:

✦ Demonstrate and understand the basic principles of international trade and become familiar with the traditional theory of international trade and the late evolutions.

✦ Obtain a clear and concise picture of the concepts of trade protection

Comprehend the functions of international trade, the impacts of the economic union and the economic transformation of different countries.

General capabilities
§  Independent work

§  Literature search, data analysis and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
  1. The traditional theory of international trade,
  2. Absolute comparative advantage,
  3. Comparative advantage and labour productivity,
  4. Terms of trade,
  5. Heckser-Ohlin’s theorem,
  6. Countervailing effects of trade,
  7. Commercial policy instruments,
  8. Posner-Vernon theorem,
  9. Customs duties and protection,
  10. Institutional framework for post-war international exchange,
  11. GATT, Economic integration,
  12. Economic integration in Europe,
  13. China: Economic development and westernization

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD Online lectures via Microsoft Teams
IT USE Powerpoint, videos

E-class

Microsoft Teams

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Laboratory courses 0
Written assignment 15
Independent study 71
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT Written exams mid-term and at the end of the semester both on theoretical and practical courses.
  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
  • Paul Krugman and Maurice  Obstfeld, Διεθνής Οικονομική: Θεωρία και Πολιτική, Νέα Αναθεωρημένη Έκδοση 2011, Εκδόσεις Κριτική AE, Κωδικός στον Εύδοξο: 7648537.
  • Γ.Μ Αγιομυργιανάκης, Μ. Βλάσσης, Η. Thompson, Διεθνείς Οικονομικές Σχέσεις – , Έκδοση 2006, Εκδόσεις Rosili ISBN 960-7745-16-7

 

Natural Resources & Environmental Economics


  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE ECO0019 SEMESTER 9th
COURSE TITLE NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and exercises  (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 should be able to;

1. To introduce students to the principles of environmental economics
2. To outline principles of environmental valuation techniques
3. To provide details concerning the implementation of environmental valuation techniques, using case studies.
4. To present to students detailed case studies about the assessment of natural resource management programs, using case studies
5. To recognize and present to students relationships and interactions between agriculture and the environment as well as linkages to environmental and farm policy.

General capabilities
  • Knowledge in Public Economics
  • Knowledge on Environmental Problems
  1. COURSE CONTENT
Application of economic theory and analysis of the use of natural resources. Inventory, classification, evaluation and planning to use natural resources at national and regional levels. Cost – benefit analysis of alternative uses of natural resources and for integration objectives of economic and social terms. Determinants of demand and supply in natural resources

 

  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

Project and Presentation

Optional Examination within the semester

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
§  T. Tietenberg, L. Lewis, 2017.  Environmental and Natural Resources Economics 9th Edition. ISBN-13: 978-0131392571.