Module Identifier RS13210  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Mr Garth Hughes  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   22 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 Hours  
Assessment Essay   1500 words   30%  
  Exam   1.5 Hours   70%  
  Resit assessment   Students who fail the module overall will be required to resit examination and/or re-present coursework.    

Brief description

The lectures will consider economic development and structural change; land as a resource; the demand for food and characteristics of consumer behaviour, incluidng price and income elasticity of demand for food; conservation and public goods in the rural environment; 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; and agricultural trade liberalisation and the environment.

Aims of the module

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

Transferable skills

Skills which will be developed and assessed:

Independent project work
Use and analysis of numerical information
Writing in an academic context
Oral discussion and presentation

Reading Lists

Brassley P. (1997) Agricuiltural economics and the CAP: an introduction. Blackwell Science
Hardin R. (1997) One semester economics. Blackwell
Hill B. (1990) An introduction to economics for students of agriculture. 2nd. Pergamon
Penson J B, Capps O and Parr C P. (1996) Introduction to agricultural economics. Prentice Hall
Ritson, C. (1977) Agricultural economics: principles and policy. Crosby Lockwood Staples