Economics for Food and Nutrition Policy

Course Details

Course Number
NUTR 238
Associated Faculty

Course Description

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.




Graduate standing or instructor consent.

Terms Offered

Semester/Term SIS Number Meeting Time Location Instructors
Spring 2019 20015 Tuesday, Thursday 4:15pm - 5:45am Sackler (145 Harrison Avenue) DeBlois Auditorium, Room 108 William A. Masters
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