Food economics and european legislation

A.Y. 2017/2018
6
Max ECTS
48
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/01
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Provide theoretical and methodological economic tools to analyse food markets and the vertical organisation of supply chains; analyse recent issues connected to undernutrition and obesity; provide knowledge concerning food policy of the EU.
Expected learning outcomes
Ability to analyse recent issues in the food markets, looking for solutions; knowledge of chain organisation and consumption trends; knowledge of common food policy.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
First part - the market analysis in the economic theory

market failures;
transaction costs;
economic welfare and public intervention.

Second part - the agri-food system

economic analysis of food consumptions;
quality attributes of food products;
economic analysis of food system
recent trends in the agriculture, processing, retailing and catering sectors;
internationalisation and trade of food products;
vertical organisation of food supply chains;
economic issues of word hunger;
economic issues of obesity.

Third part - food policies

food policies and public intervention;
economic issues of nutrition labels;
economic analysis of food safety;
EU policy for food safety;
economic analysis of traceability and effects on chain organisation;
economic analysis of food quality and related policy.
AGR/01 - AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND RURAL APPRAISAL - University credits: 6
Lessons: 48 hours