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    Principles of Agricultural Economics: Markets and Prices in Less Developed Countries (Cambridge Texts in Applied Mathematics) (Paperback) By (author) David Colman, By (author) Trevor Young, Other adaptation by Alan Buckwell, Other adaptation by Ian Carruthers, Other adaptation by Hassan Hakimian, Other adaptation by Jonathan Kydd, Other adaptation by John Prescott

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    DescriptionThis textbook addresses the main economic principles required by agricultural economists involved in rural development. The principles of 'micro-economics' or 'price-theory' are of relevance to economists everywhere, but this book reinforces the message of their relevance for rural development by explaining the theory in the specific context of the agricultural and food sectors of developing countries. Hypothetical and actual empirical illustrations drawn almost exclusively from such countries distinguish this book from other economic principles texts that draw their examples almost invariably from industrialised countries, and also from books more oriented to the issue of rural development. The first half of the book deals with the underlying principles of production, supply and demand. These are essential tools for the study and management of the agricultural sector and food markets. In the second half, supply and demand are bought together into a chapter of equilibrium and exchange. This is followed by chapters on trade and the theory of economic welfare. In the final chapter it is shown that much of the material in the earlier chapters can be combined by agricultural economists into a system for analysing and comparing the effects of alternative agricultural policies. The ability of agricultural economics to provide a consistent framework for the analysis of policy problems thus enables it to make a key contribution to rural development.

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    Principles of Agricultural Economics
    Markets and Prices in Less Developed Countries
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Colman, By (author) Trevor Young, Other adaptation by Alan Buckwell, Other adaptation by Ian Carruthers, Other adaptation by Hassan Hakimian, Other adaptation by Jonathan Kydd, Other adaptation by John Prescott
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 500 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521336642
    ISBN 10: 0521336643

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    New ed.
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    text sections, line diagrams
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    12 March 2002
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    Table of contents
    Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Economics of agricultural production: theoretical foundations; 3. Product supply and input demand; 4. Topics in production economics; 5. Theory of consumer behaviour; 6. Economics of market demand; 7. Developments in demand theory; 8. Equilibrium and exchange; 9. Analysis of agricultural markets; 10. Welfare economics; 11. Economics of trade; 12. Food and agricultural policy; Notes; References; Index.