Academic Year 2017/2018 - 3° Year
Teaching Staff Credit Value: 12
Scientific field: AGR/01 - Agricultural economics and rural appraisal
Taught classes: 64 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

  • General economy and agrarian

    Students acquire the basic skills to analyze the production and the choices of the entrepreneur, the study of the company and the firm land, the economic analysis of the management of the farm, the problems and methods of business planning and choice of corporate investment. At the end of the module the student will be able to analyze, understand and manage the production activities of agriculture and address the problems related evaluation.

  • Agricultural Policy

    The student acquires the basic tools for the knowledge on the functioning of a market economy at the macro level and on public intervention in the economy. He increase knowledge on the objectives and instruments governing the economic policy measures with regard to the agricultural sector.

    At the end of the course students will be able to analyze the role and functions of agriculture in different contexts and to develop models of multi-functional development of the agricultural and land.

Detailed Course Content

  • General economy and agrarian

    General notions; Study of economic goods and consumer choice; Analysis of the economic theory of supply and demand; Theory of the firm; Market and its operations; The production and the choices of the entrepreneur structure and management of the production units in agriculture; Problems and methods of business planning; Models of economic analysis company; The choice of corporate investment

  • Agricultural Policy

    General concepts of macroeconomics; Concepts and tools of economic policy; Evolution of the objectives and instruments of agricultural policy; Interrelations between the agricultural sector and the socio-economic; Agricultural policy and labor, land, enterprise; Agricultural Policy and the European Union

Textbook Information

  • General economy and agrarian

    Samuelson P.A:, Nordhaus W.D., Bollino C.A. (2012):“Economia”. XIX Edizione, McGraw-Hill, (MI).

    Dominik Salvatore, (2010): "Microeconomia" Teoria e applicazioni. V edizione, Franco Angeli (MI):

    Messori F. (2007): “L’azienda agraria” – Introduzione all’economia dell’unità di produzione agricola. CLUEB (BO)

    Iacoponi L., Romiti R., (2004): “Economia e Politica Agraria”, Ed agricole Bologna.

  • Agricultural Policy

    1. Segrè A., Politiche per lo sviluppo agricolo e la sicurezza alimentare (Manuali universitari), Carocci Editore, 2008.

    2. Iacoponi L., Romiti R., Economia e Politica Agraria, Ed agricole Bologna.

    3. De Stefano F. Problemi di politica agraria, Il Mulino Bologna.

    4. Lipsey R.G., Chrystal K.A., Macroeconomia, Zanichelli, Bologna.

    5. Publications distributed during the course