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Jordbruksekonomi, policy och handel

Ämnesmässigt innehåll:

  • Teoretiska utgångspunkter som ligger till grund för handel med jordbruks- och livsmedelsprodukter

  • Jordbruks- och livsmedelspolitik

  • Beskrivning och analys av jordbrukspolitiken i Sverige, Europa och resten av världen

  • Beskrivning och analys av internationell handel med livsmedel

  • Aktuella frågor inom jordbrukspolitik och livsmedelshandel


Kursen utnyttjar olika undervisningsformer för att främja studenternas lärande och diskussioner genom: 

Föreläsningar, litteraturstudier (för kursen relevanta peer review-artiklar, working papers och bokkapitel), projektarbete, presentationer, övningar och labbar.

I kursen fokuseras på följande generella kompetenser:

Kritiskt tänkande, problemlösning, självständighet, samarbete (dvs. projektarbete), muntlig (dvs. projektpresentation) och skriftlig kommunikation, vetenskapliga metoder och tidsplanering.

Följande moment är obligatoriska:


Information från kursledaren

A warm welcome to the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the course Agricultural Economics, Policy and Trade!

Below, you will find general information about the student account, registration for the course and other practical information.

The student account

You will need your student account to access e.g. your e-mail, Ladok and Canvas. For information regarding how to create your student account, follow this link: https://student.slu.se/en/study-support/it-support/support/new-student---start/

Registration for the course

Self-registration for the course is done in Ladok between 2024-10-18 – 2024-11-01. Remember that you must be admitted and registered in Ladok to be able take the course. Having access to Canvas does not mean you are registered in the course and without registration, you are risking losing your place in the course. If you have been admitted to the course with conditions, you need to send your credit list to the course leader who will review it and decide if you can register. Do this as soon as possible as reviewing credits may take a few days due to the course start.

Educational support

If you are entitled extra educational support, please inform the course leader at the start of the course so that special arrangements can be made.

For educational support for an exam, see instructions in the exam registration in Ladok Student. You need to register for alternative exam arrangements no later than 10 workings days prior to the examination day. More information here: https://student.slu.se/en/study-support/study-support/funka/.

Discontinuation of a course

If you want to discontinue the course, you should immediately notify the educational administrators at econ-edu@slu.se, who in turn will inform the course leader and register a non-completion of the course in Ladok after your approval. You are also able to register an early non-completion of the course (within three weeks after course start) in Ladok yourself.


You need to register for exams in Ladok. The registration closes 10 working days prior to the exam. You can find your anonymity code in Ladok Student. It's not possible to register for the exam after the deadline has passed.

On Wednesdays between 12:30-14:30 we have an exam hand out at the department (Ulls hus, 4th floor). Please remember to bring your ID-card.


Do not hesitate to contact us at econ-edu@slu.se if you have any questions!

Kind regards,
The educational administrators


Andra kursvärderingar för NA0189

Läsåret 2023/2024

Jordbruksekonomi, policy och handel (NA0189-20182)

2023-10-31 - 2024-01-14

Kursplan och övrig information


Course Literature: Agricultural Economics, Policy & Trade

The course is based on a set of lectures and computer lab sessions where we apply a simple model to quantify the effects of different agricultural economics and trade policy instruments.

  • The course material consists of PowerPoint presentations and readings from the textbook and Articles.
  • The textbook is Feenstra, R. and Taylor, A. (2017) International Trade, 4th edition. New York: Worth Publishers.
  • **Relevant Articles: **
  1. Lusk, J. L., & McCluskey, J. (2018). Understanding the impacts of food consumer choice and food policy outcomes. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 40(1), 5–21. https://doi.org/10.1093/aepp/ppx054
  2. Hemming, D. J., Chirwa, E. W., Dorward, A., Ruffhead, H. J., Hill, R., Osborn, J., Langer, L., Harman, L., Asaoka, H., Coffey, C., & Phillips, D. (2018). Agricultural input subsidies for improving productivity, farm income, consumer welfare and wider growth in low‐ and lower‐middle‐income countries: a systematic review. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 14(1), 1–153. https://doi.org/10.4073/csr.2018.4
  3. Furceri, D., Hannan, S. A., Ostry, J. D., & Rose, A. K. (2018). Macroeconomic Consequences of Tariffs. https://www.nber.org/system/files/working_papers/w25402/w25402.pdf?sy=402
  4. Jakubik, A., Keck, A., & Piermartini, R. (2022). Trade Policy Implications of a Changing World: Tariffs and Import Market Power, WP/22/219, November 2022. https://www.imf.org/-/media/Files/Publications/WP/2022/English/wpiea2022219-print-pdf.ashx


Kursen ges som en fristående kurs: Ja Kursen ges som en programkurs: Politices kandidat - hållbar utveckling Agrar ekonomi Ekonomi - hållbar utveckling (kandidat) Policyanalys inom jordbruk, miljö och livsmedel (AFEPA) - masterprogram Agrar ekonomi och företagsledning - masterprogram Kursavgift: Studieavgift, endast för medborgare utanför EU, EES, och Schweiz: 13090 SEK Nivå: Grundnivå (G1F)
Ämne: Nationalekonomi
Kurskod: NA0189 Anmälningskod: SLU-20143 Plats: Uppsala Distanskurs: Nej Undervisningsspråk: Engelska Ansvarig institution: Institutionen för ekonomi Studietakt: 50%