Economics and psychology of food consumptions

A.Y. 2018/2019
11
Max ECTS
88
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/01 M-PSI/01
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Main elements of economic theory to analyse the agri-food market;
knowledge on vertical organisation of food supply chains and on issues of food market;
analysis of EU policy concerning food safety and quality.
Expected learning outcomes
Developing of economic skills to analyse the issues of food market;
knowledge on organisation of food supply chains and on demand trends;
knowledge on EU food legislation.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Economia e politica alimentare
Course syllabus
First part - the market analysis in the economic theoryelements of demand and enterprise theory; markets types and product differentiation; market failures; transaction costs; economic welfare and public intervention. Second part - the agri-food systemeconomic 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 policiesfood 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.
Economia e politica alimentare
AGR/01 - AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND RURAL APPRAISAL - University credits: 6
Lessons: 48 hours
Psicologia delle scelte alimentari
M-PSI/01 - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 5
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor: Mattavelli Simone