Principles of Agricultural Economics Front Cover

Principles of Agricultural Economics

  • Length: 384 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2013-04-02
  • ISBN-10: 0415540690
  • ISBN-13: 9780415540698

This book showcases the power of economic principles to explain and predict issues and current events in the food, agricultural, agribusiness, international trade, natural resources and other sectors.

The result is an agricultural economics textbook that provides students and instructors with a clear, up-to-date, and straightforward approach to learning how a market-based economy functions, and how to use simple economic principles for improved decision making.

While the primary focus of the book is on microeconomic aspects, agricultural economics has expanded over recent decades to include issues of macroeconomics, international trade, agribusiness, environmental economics, natural resources, and international development. Hence, these topics are also provided with significant coverage.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to the economics of agriculture
Chapter 2 The economics of production
Chapter 3 The costs of production
Chapter 4 Profit maximization
Chapter 5 Optimal input selection
Chapter 6 Optimal output selection
Chapter 7 Consumer choices
Chapter 8 Supply and demand
Chapter 9 Markets
Chapter 10 The competitive firm
Chapter 11 Market power
Chapter 12 Agriculture and the global economy
Chapter 13 Economics, agriculture, and the environment

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