AGEC 4880: International Agriculture, Trade, and Policy

Why do trading relationships arise? How and when do they benefit society? These questions are at the heart of AGEC 4880. We use neoclassical economic trade models to analyze patterns in food trade around the world. The semester starts with an orientation to international commodity markets, agricultural productivity trends, and international agricultural policy. Students then study a series of advanced international trade models using both quantitative data methods and general economic theory. Each student has the opportunity to research agricultural commodity trade they are find interesting. Please discover more about this class in the syllabus.