|Module Title||TRADE, AGRICULTURE AND RURAL BUSINESS|
|Co-ordinator||Professor Peter Midmore|
|Other staff||Professor Peter Midmore, Mr Garth Hughes, Professor Michael Haines|
|Course delivery||Lecture||22 Hours|
|Seminars / Tutorials||4 Hours|
|Resit assessment||WIRS departmental policy applies|
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
Syllabus / Curriculum design
The 24-lecture, 4-seminar course will consider farm business analysis and the changing nature of rural business; production economics; rural economic development issues and policies; agriculture and the macroeconomy; the theory of comparative advantage and the balance of agricultural trade; green monetary issues; the Uruguay round of the GATT, the World Trade Organisation, agricultural trade liberalisation and the environment.
This module will provide a more detailed examination of trading relationships and business founded on agricultural and other natural resource-based commodities.
BRASSLEY, P. (1997) Agricultural economics and the CAP: an introduction. Blackwell Science
GARDNER, B. (1996) European agriculture: policies, production and trade. Routledge
GILES, A K. (1990) Getting out of farming? Part 1: farm managers. University of Reading: Farm Management Unit
HARDING, R. (1997) One semester economics. Blackwell
ERRINGTON, A J and TRANTER, R. (1991) Getting out of farming? Part 2: the farmers. University of Reading: Farm Management Unit