Cramer, Gail L. / Jensen, Clarence W. / Southgate, Douglas D. Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
8. Edition January 2001 179.- Euro 2001. 544 Pages, Softcover ISBN 978-0-471-38847-0 - John Wiley & Sons
Detailed description This text is designed for a one-quarter or one-semester course in introductory agricultural economics or agribusiness. It examines the structure and organization of the agricultural industry, then discusses basic micro- and macroeconomics principles as they apply to agriculture. Principles of economics are used to demonstrate to the student that theory actually makes reality more understandable.
From the contents * Introduction * The Farm and Food System * Consumer Behavior and Demand * Producer Decision Making: Single-Variable Input * Producer Decision Making: Two-Variable Inputs and Enterprise Selection * Production Costs, Supply, and Price Determination * Competition and the Market * Imperfect Competition and Market Regulation * Macroeconomics * Financial Picture of Agriculture * Agricultural Price and Income Policies * Market Agricultural Commodities * Natural Resources * Rural Development * International Economics * Agriculture's Role in Economic Development * Global Food Demand and Supply