Schedule of lectures:
- Introduction to the course, objectives, teaching organization, methods of examination
- Introduction to the concept of Agribusiness
Part 1) The market of agri-food products
Analysis of agriculture market: concepts and problems
Part 2) The market and the agri-food system
Part 3) The demand for agri-food products
The theory of Demand; Prices and budget constraint; Preferences and utilities. Elasticity of Demand: Price, Income and Cross-Elasticity of Demand. (Estimating price and income elasticity of demand). Analysis and examples for the agriculture and wine sector
Part 4) The supply of agricultural products
The theory of supply; Levels of production; The individual . Price elasticity of supply; Supply control instruments: economic and institutional. Effects of agricultural policies to supply management. The behavior of the application (analysis and examples referring to the agricultural and wine sector).
Part 5) The market and price formation
Price Determination in Agricultural Commodity Markets. Factors and mechanisms. Efficiency and equity. Prices policy in the marketing system of agricultural products. Understanding prices variations. Market structures (competition, monopoly and oligopoly): theories an examples. Barriers to trade.
Part 6). Markets organizations
Producers organisations, items and rules, keys aspect for promotion. The case of wine sector. Collective promotions, consortium, and opportunity for financing.
- Economia del mercato dei prodotti agroalimentari
Flavio Messori,Fabrizio Ferretti
Editore: Edagricole-New Business Media
Anno edizione: 2010
- Economics, Governance, and Politics in the Wine Market: European Union Developments
Davide Gaeta, Paola Corsinovi
Editore: Palgrave Macmillan
Anno edizione: 2014
- Slides and Scientific Journals provided by the Professor
|Gaeta Davide, Corsinovi Paola||Economics, Governance, and Politics in the Wine Market: European Union Developments (Edizione 1)||Palgrave Macmillan, USA||2014||978-1-137-39532-0|
The aim is to evaluate the student's knowledge of agricultural and wine policy instruments implemented in European Union and Italy. The exam will be written to open questions regarding the topics addressed during the lectures. Final evaluation will be expressed in thirtieths. The exam method will be the same for attending and non-attending students. During the examination the use of any teaching material will not be allowed.