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Introduction to Agricultural Economics, CourseSmart eTextbook, 6th Edition

By John B. Penson, Oral Capps, C. Parr Rosson, Richard T. Woodward

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Mar 25, 2014

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For courses in Introduction to Agricultural or Applied Economics

 

Introduction to Agricultural Economics, Sixth Edition, provides students with a systematic introduction to the basic economic concepts and issues impacting the U.S. food and fiber industry and offers strong coverage of macroeconomic theory and international trade. The Teaching and Learning Package includes an Instructor’s Manual and PowerPoint slides.

 

Teaching and Learning Experience:

Strong coverage of macroeconomics, the role of government, and international agricultural trade: The coverage of macroeconomics and agricultural programs and policies allows students to further understand the domestic market economy.

 

Building block approach: Discusses individual consumer and producer decision-making, market equilibrium and economic welfare conditions, government intervention in agriculture, macroeconomic policy, and international trade.

 

Extensive chapter review: Each chapter contains an extensive list of questions designed to test student comprehension of the material covered.

Table of Contents

Part One: Introduction

1.      What is Agricultural Economics?

2.      The U.S. Food and Fiber Industry

 

Part Two: Understanding Consumer Behavior

3.      Theory of Consumer Behavior

4.      Consumer Equilibrium and Market Demand

5.      Measurement and Interpretation of Elasticities

 

Part Three: 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

 

Part Four: Government in the Food and Fiber Industry

10.  Natural Resources, the Environment, and Agriculture

11.  Government Intervention in Agriculture

 

Part Five: Macroeconomics of Agriculture

12.  Product Markets and National Output

13.  Macroeconomic Policy Fundamentals

14.  Consequences of Business Fluctuations

15.  Macroeconomic Policy and Agriculture

 

Past Six: International Agricultural Trade

16.  Agricultural Trade and Exchange Rates

17.  Why Nations Trade

18.  Agricultural Trade Policy and Preferential Trading Arrangements

 

Glossary

Index

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Introduction to Agricultural Economics, CourseSmart eTextbook, 6th Edition
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$57.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-337954-9