Course syllabus PHD_E044_N - Agricultural Economics (FEM - 2019/2020 - post-graduate studies)

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University: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty: Faculty of Economics and Management
Course unit code: PHD_E044_N
Course unit title: Agricultural Economics
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture3 hours weekly / 39 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Credits: 10
Semester: Economics and Management of Agriculture and Food Processing - doctoral (required), 1. year
Economics and Management of Agriculture and Food Processing - doctoral (required), 1. year
Economics and Management of Agriculture and Food Processing - doctoral (required), 1. year
Economics and Management of Agriculture and Food Processing - doctoral (required), 1. year
Agrarian Trade and Marketing - doctoral (elective), 1. year
Agrarian Trade and Marketing - doctoral (elective), 1. year
Agrarian Trade and Marketing - doctoral (elective), 1. year
Agrarian Trade and Marketing - doctoral (elective), 1. year
Business Economics and Management - doctoral (elective), 1. year
Business Economics and Management - doctoral (elective), 1. year
Business Economics and Management - doctoral (elective), 1. year
Business Economics and Management - doctoral (elective), 1. year
Level of study: 3.
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods :
Final written exam (60 points), home assignments (20 points), paper (20 points). To pass the course it is necessary to receive at least 64 points out of 100.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The graduate of the course will be able to analyze impacts of agricultural policies on households, farmers, taxpayers and general welfare. After taking the course students will have a sufficient background in theory and empirical methods for modelling agricultural policies. The graduates will be knowledgeable about agricultural policies in the US, EU, developing countries, about political and economic reasons behind agricultural policies. Lastly topics related to food security and price transmission will be also covered.
Course contents:
Reforms of agricultural policies in transition countries, Trade policies, Non-tariff measures, Agricultural policies in OECD countries, Common Agricultural Policz of the EU, Political Economy of Agricultural Policz, Externalities and Public Goods, Food Safety, Agricultural policies in develolping countries, Biofuels.
Recommended or required reading:
Recommended:
Ciaian, P. and Swinnen, J.F.M. Land Market Imperfections and Agricultural Policy Impacts in the New EU Member States : A Partial Equilibrium Analysis. American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 88 (4). November 2006.
Ciaian, Pavel & Pokrivcak, Jan and Katarina Szegenyova, 2012. "Do agricultural subsidies crowd out or stimulate rural credit market institutions? The case of EU Common Agricultural Policy," European Integration online Papers (EIoP), European Community Studies AssociationAustria (ECSA-A), vol. 16, November
Drabik, D. (2011). “The Theory of Biofuel Policy and Food Grain Prices”. Working Paper 2011-20. Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University. December 2011.
J. Pokrivcak & H. Gorter & J. F. M. Swinnen, 2001. "Does a "Restaurant Table Effect" Exist with the EU's Common Agricultural Policy? A Note," Journal of Agricultural Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 52(3), pages 111-113.
Jan Pokrivcak & Siemen van Berkum & Lenka Drgova & Marian Mraz & Pavel Ciaian, 2013. "The role of non-tariff measures in EU dairy trade with Russia," Post-Communist Economies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 25(2), pages 175-189, June.
Jarko Fidrmuc & Pavel Ciaian & d'Artis Kancs & Jan Pokrivcak, 2013. "Credit Constraints, Heterogeneous Firms and Loan Defaults,"Annals of Economics and Finance, Society for AEF, vol. 14(1), pages 53-68, May.
Marian Rizov & Jan Pokrivcak & Pavel Ciaian, 2013. "CAP Subsidies and Productivity of the EU Farms," Journal of Agricultural Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 64(3), pages 537-557, 09.
OECD: Analysis of the 2003 CAP Reform. 2003.
OECD: Biofuel Support Policies: An Economic Assessment.
OECD: Factors Conditioning the Transfer Efficiency of Agricultural Support. 2006.
Pokrivcak, J., Cromberz, Ch., Swinnen, J.F.M. The Status Quo Bias and Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy: Impact of Voting Rule, the European Commission and External Changes. European Review of Agricultural Economics. Vol. 33 (4) (2006) pp. 562-590.
Pokrivčák, J. and Ruppel, F. International Trade and Policy. SPU University Press. 2010.
Rozell, S. and Swinnen, J.F.M. Success and Failure of Reform: Insights from the Transition of Agriculture. Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. XLII (June 2004) pp. 404 – 456.

Language of instruction: Slovak, English
Notes:
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 17

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Name of lecturer(s): prof. Ing. Ján Pokrivčák, PhD. (lecturer, person responsible for course)
Last modification: 15. 2. 2019
Supervisor: prof. Ing. Ján Pokrivčák, PhD. and programme supervisor


Last modification made by Iveta Kunová on 02/15/2019.

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