Microeconomics and its Applications in Agricultural and Environmental Economics
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Academic year 2019/2020Microeconomics and its Applications in Agricultural and Environmental Economics (NA0183-30176) 2020-01-20 - 2020-03-24
Academic year 2018/2019Microeconomics and its Applications in Agricultural and Environmental Economics (NA0183-30196) 2019-01-21 - 2019-03-25
NA0183 Microeconomics and its Applications in Agricultural and Environmental Economics, 15.0 CreditsMikroekonomi med tillämpningar inom jordbruks- och miljöekonomi
Education cycleFirst cycle
|Agricultural and environmental economics applications||5.00||1003|
Advanced study in the main fieldFirst cycle, at least 60 credits from first-cycle courses as entry requirements(G2F)
Prior knowledge60 hp economics. English 6.
ObjectivesThe goal of the course is to give students a more profound understanding of economic theory, and to provide students with an understanding of alternative methods for analysing specific policy problems of high current relevance within agricultural and environmental economics.
With successful completion of this course, students will have theoretical microeconomic knowledge and empirical analysis ability.
After successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- analyze how market supply and demand arise from firm and consumer decisions, and what lies behind these decisions
- analyze duality in microeconomics
- derive and interpret the Slutzky equation
- analyse policy dilemmas from a welfare perspective, in partial and general equilibrium;
- analyse market power in product and factor markets
- account for alternative methods for ex-ante and ex-post analysis of policy problems
- describe and identify central themes in agricultural and environmental economics
- critically evaluate the usefulness of alternative methods for analysing policy targets and economic instruments
- use economic theory to describe economic decisions on agricultural and environmental policy
ContentThe course will be implemented by lectures, exercises, seminars and project work
The course consists of the following elements:
- consumption, production, supply, and demand
- the competitive model, general equilibrium, and economic welfare
- market power
- factor markets
- survey of different methods applied for the analysis of approximately four different policy areas in agricultural and environmental economics
- analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of different applied methods in their specific context
Formats and requirements for examinationPassed exam.
Passed project report.
Participation in obligatory seminars and exercises.
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