Introduction to Agricultural Economics

Introduction to Agricultural Economics

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Known for its strong coverage of macroeconomic theory and international trade, Introduction to Agricultural Economics provides students with a systematic introduction to the basic economic concepts and issues impacting the U.S. food and fiber industry. Using a building block approach, the authors discuss individual consumer and producer decision-making, market equilibrium and economic welfare conditions, government intervention in agriculture, macroeconomic policy and international trade. This new edition continues to take a broad perspective--providing examples not only from the farm, but also throughout the entire food and fiber industry--and features a new chapter on natural resources, an updated design, and margin notes throughout.show more

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  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 203.2 x 251.5 x 30.5mm | 1,111.31g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 013117312X
  • 9780131173125

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION. 1. What Is Agricultural Economics? 2. The U.S. Food and Fiber Industry. II. UNDERSTANDING CONSUMER BEHAVIOR. 3. Theory of Consumer Behavior. 4. Consumer Equilibrium and Market Demand. 5. Measurement and Interpretation of Elasticities. III. BUSINESS BEHAVIOR AND MARKET EQUILIBRIUM. 6. Introduction to Production and Resource Use. 7. Economics of Input and Product Substitution. 8. Market Equilibrium and Product Price: Perfect Competition. 9. Market Equilibrium and Product Price: Imperfect Competition. IV. GOVERNMENT IN THE FOOD AND FIBER INDUSTRY. 10. Natural Resources, the Environment and Agriculture. 11. Government Intervention in Agriculture. V. MACROECONOMICS OF AGRICULTURE. 12. Product Markets and National Output. 13. Macroeconomic Policy Fundamentals. 14. Consequences of Business Fluctuations. 15. Macroeconomic Policy and Agriculture. VI. INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL TRADE. 16. Agriculture and International Trade. 17. Exchange Rates and Agricultural Trade. 18. Why Nations Trade. 19. Agricultural Trade Policy and Preferred Trading Arrangements. Glossary. Index.show more

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