This course equips students with the economic principles used for food policy analysis, applying the methods of economics to the major food and nutrition policy problems of the United States and the world. Students will gain familiarity with the data sources and analytical methods needed to explain and predict consumption, production and trade in agriculture and food markets; evaluate the social welfare consequences of market failure and government policies; and analyze changes in poverty and inequality including both fluctuations and trends in incomes, employment and economic development.
Class will meet in the Sackler DeBlois Auditorium, Room 108 except for the following dates:
January 19: Jaharis Behrakis Auditorium, Room 130
March 16: Jaharis Behrakis Auditorium, Room 130
April 13: Sackler, Room B09 (Basement)
May 4: Jaharis Behrakis Auditorium, Room 130