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Scuola di Agraria e Medicina Veterinaria
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE - AGRICOLTURA SOSTENIBILE
Insegnamento
AGRIFOOD ECONOMICS AND POLICY
AVP5073600, A.A. 2017/18

Informazioni valide per gli studenti immatricolati nell'A.A. 2017/18

Principali informazioni sull'insegnamento
Corso di studio Corso di laurea magistrale in
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE - AGRICOLTURA SOSTENIBILE
AV2293, ordinamento 2016/17, A.A. 2017/18
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Curriculum Percorso Comune
Crediti formativi 8.0
Tipo di valutazione Voto
Denominazione inglese AGRIFOOD ECONOMICS AND POLICY
Sito della struttura didattica http://www.agrariamedicinaveterinaria.unipd.it
Dipartimento di riferimento Dipartimento Agronomia Animali Alimenti Risorse Naturali e Ambiente (DAFNAE)
Obbligo di frequenza No
Lingua di erogazione INGLESE
Sede LEGNARO (PD)

Docenti
Responsabile SAMUELE TRESTINI AGR/01

Dettaglio crediti formativi
Tipologia Ambito Disciplinare Settore Scientifico-Disciplinare Crediti
CARATTERIZZANTE Discipline economico gestionali AGR/01 8.0

Modalità di erogazione
Periodo di erogazione Secondo semestre
Anno di corso I Anno
Modalità di erogazione frontale

Organizzazione della didattica
Tipo ore Crediti Ore di
Corso
Ore Studio
Individuale
Turni
ESERCITAZIONE 1.0 8 17.0 Nessun turno
LEZIONE 7.0 56 119.0 Nessun turno

Calendario
Inizio attività didattiche 26/02/2018
Fine attività didattiche 01/06/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisiti: Fundamentals of microeconomics, macroeconomics and statistics.
Conoscenze e abilita' da acquisire: The course provides an understanding of the macroeconomic functioning of agricultural and food economy discussing the goals of agricultural policy and illustrating the economic policy tools applied on the agricultural and food sector
Modalita' di esame: Final written texts including short and open-ended questions.

Alternatively, students that participate to class could take part to three short written texts that will take place during the course. In addition, at the end of the course students will discuss a research paper agreed in consultation with the course lecturer
Criteri di valutazione: Final Text Option
Final written texts including short and open-ended questions 100%

Short Text Option:
Three Short written texts and a final discussion of a selected paper.

First Short text 20%
Second Short text 20%
Third Short text 20%
Paper discussion 40%
Total: 100%
Contenuti: 1. Basic elements of economic policy (1st ECTS - 8 hours)
- Normative models and economic policy.
- Goals of economic policy.
- Models of economic policy

2. Theory of Public choices (2nd ECTS - 8 hours)
- Public choices according to the theory of voting
- Public choices in relation with the social welfare function
- Public choices in representative democracies

3. Public intervention in agriculture (3rd ECTS - 8 hours)
- Instability and uncertainty in agriculture
- Reasons underlying the public intervention in agriculture.
- Government support level

4. Global agriculture market and liberalization (4th ECTS - 8 hours)
- Theories in favor and against agricultural liberalism
- International policy: from GATT to WTO
- US Agricultural policy

5. The Common Agricultural Policy (5th and 6th ECTS - 16 hours)
- History of the EU
- CAP: objective and evolution over time
- Evolution of the Common market organizations
- The CAP and the GATT/WTO agreement
- Policy Decupling
- Externalities and non-traded goods
- Recent evolutions of CAP towards 2020

6. The national and regional agricultural policies (7th ECTS - 8 hours)
- Evolution and future of national and regional policies
- Structural policies
- Agri-environmental policies
- Rural development policy and evolution towards 2020

7. Impact analysis of Common Agricultural Policy (8th ECTS - 8 hours)
- Methods of analysis of policy impact
- Impact assessment papers discussion.
Attivita' di apprendimento previste e metodologie di insegnamento: Theoretical lectures, case studies analysis and discussion.
Eventuali indicazioni sui materiali di studio: The lecture material will come from the class textbook, projected slides.
The material used for the course will be made available to students through the Moodle platform of the School at
https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/login/index.php
Testi di riferimento:
  • Schmitz, Furtan and Baylis, Agricultural Policy, Agribusiness and Rent-Seeking Behavior. Toronto, Ontario: University of Toronto Press, --.
  • Senior Nello S., The European Union - Economics, Policie & History. --: McGraw-Hill, 2012.