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Agricultural economics [Monograph] - Third edition, New international edition.
Drummond, H. Evan \ Goodwin, John W.. \ 2014
Agriculture Economic aspects

Used in course: AEP-21806 Agriculture, Food and Policy
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Agricultural marketing : structural models for price analysis [Monograph]
Vercammen, J. \ 2011
agricultural prices - agricultural products - marketing - agriculture - commodities - prices - analysis - Agricultural prices - Farm produce Marketing - Prices

The price of food has become very volatile in recent years for a variety of reasons, including a strengthened connection between the prices of agricultural commodities and other commodities such as oil and metals, more volatile production due to more frequent droughts and floods, and a rising demand for biofuels. Understanding the determinants of agricultural commodity prices and the connections between prices has become a high priority for academics and applied economists who are interested in agricultural marketing and trade, policy analysis and international rural development. This book builds on the various theories of commodity price relationships in competitive markets over space, time and form. It also builds on the various theories of commodity price relationships in markets that are non-competitive because processing firms exploit market power, private information distorts commodity bidding, and bargaining is required to establish prices when the marketing transaction involves a single seller and buyer. Each chapter features a spreadsheet model to analyze a particular real-world case study or plausible scenario, and issues considered include: the reasons for commodity price differences across regions the connection between the release of information and the rapid adjustment in a network of commodity prices the specific linkage between energy and food prices bidding strategies by large exporters who compete in import tenders. The simulation results that are obtained from the spreadsheet models reveal many important features of commodity prices. The models are also well suited for additional "what if" analysis such as examining how the pattern of trade in agricultural commodities may change if shipping becomes more expensive because of substantial increase in the world price of oil. Model building and the analysis of the simulation results is a highly effective way to develop critical thinking skills and to view agricultural commodity prices in a rigorous and unique way. This is an ideal resource for economics students looking to gain develop skills in the areas of Agricultural Marketing, Commodity Price Analysis, Models of Commodity Markets, Quantitative Methods and Commodity Futures Markets


Used in course: AEP-30806 Economic Models
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Design of production contracts : lessons from theory and agriculture [Monograph]
Bogetoft, P. \ Olesen, H.B. \ 2004
contract farming - contracts - theory - design - decision making - agriculture - agricultural production - agribusiness - denmark

Too often, contracting theorists and contracting practitioners live separate lives. The theorists put forward advanced solutions to over-simplified and stylized problems. The practitioners develop ad hoc solutions to complicated realities. In this book, the authors allow theory and practice to interact. They develop a holistic theoretical framework for contract analysis based on coordination theory, transaction cost theory and principal agent theory. This framework is used to analyze existing contracts. Actual contracts can be just as advanced as recent progress in contract theory. The ingenuity varies considerably between contracts, however, and contracts typically evolve through costly trial-and-error processes. Hence, learning from best practices and a theory-based approach, can improve contract design. The book is aimed at decision-makers, students and researchers. Decision-makers can use the analytical framework and the synthesis of contracting practices to evaluate contracts. Students can use the book as an introduction to applied contract theory. Researchers will be inspired by the interaction between contract theory and contracting. Contents: 1 Introduction 1.1 The Theory of Contracting 1.2 The Practice of Contracting 1.3 Combining Theory and Practice 1.4 The Research Project 1.5 Readers Guide 1.6 Homepage 1.7 Reference 2 Ten Rules of Thumb in Contract Design 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Contract Design 2.3 The Contracts 2.4 Ten Rules of Thumb 2.5 Conclusion 2.6 References 3 Contract Theory: a Holistic Approach 3.1 Introduction 3.2 The Overall Goal 3.3 Three Main Objectives 3.4 Coordination 3.5 Motivation 3.6 Transaction Costs 3.7 Conclusion 3.8 Appendiix 3.9 References 4 Contract Production of Peas 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Background 4.3 Chronology 4.4 The Contract 4.5 Analysis of the Contract 4.6 Conclusion 4.7 Appendix 4.8 References 5 Contract Production of Specialty Pigs 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Danish Crown 5.3 Coordination 5.4 Market-Determined Bonus 5.5 Fixed Bonus 5.6 Fixed vs. Market-determined Bonus 5.7 Change of Bonus System 5.8 Conclusion 5.9 Appendix 5.10 References 6 Fact Sheets 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Peas for Danisco Foods A/S 6.3 Specialty Pigs for Danish Crown 6.4 Eggs for Danæg 6.5 Broilers for Rose Poultry A/S 6.6 Fruit for Vallø Saft A/S 6.7 Grass and Clover 6.8 Sugar Beet for Danisco Sugar A/S 6.9 Potatoes for AKV Langholt 6.10 References


Used in course: AEP-20806 Institutional Economics and Economic Organisation Theory
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EU policy for agriculture, food and rural areas [Monograph] - 2nd rev. edTable of contents
Oskam, A. \ Meester, G. \ 2011
cap - agricultural policy - policy - agriculture - agricultural trade - world trade organization - food - food policy - marketing policy - animal health - animal welfare - health policy - rural policy - nature conservation - environmental management - institutions - decision making - rural areas - european union

The European Union varies widely within its boundaries. Still, there are common policies for agriculture, food and rural areas, although with many differences in relation to specific conditions in Member States. Starting with the Mac Sharry reform in 1992, the EU is on a long-term path to freer and more open markets. Traditional EU market and price measures are now largely replaced by 'decoupled' direct income support, and further steps are being prepared. There is increased attention at both EU and Member-State levels to food quality, food safety and animal welfare, as there is also to the environment and the development of rural areas. The Union is thus becoming a leader in food and rural policies.


Used in course: AEP-21806 Agriculture, Food and Policy
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EU-beleid voor landbouw, voedsel en groen : van politiek naar praktijk [Monograph] - 2e geh. herz. dr
Silvis, H. \ Oskam, A. \ Meester, G. \ 2008
agricultural policy - cap - agricultural planning - food policy - food security - food legislation - nature conservation - environmental protection - environmental policy - environmental legislation - sustainability - international trade - world trade organization - usa - european union - europe

Het Europese beleid voor landbouw, voedsel, milieu, natuur en platteland is volop in beweging. Wat zijn de hoofdelementen en hoe hangen die met elkaar samen? Wat zijn de overwegingen achter de beleidsmaatregelen en wat zijn de gevolgen? Dit geheel herziene en uitgebreide boek behandelt zowel de politiek als de praktijk, waarbij de nadruk ligt op Nederland en Vlaanderen. Binnen het veld van landbouw, voedsel en groen is de aandacht steeds meer verschoven van het markt- en prijsbeleid naar inkomensbeleid, voedselveiligheid en ecologische duurzaamheid. Op de Europese agenda staan een verdere aanpassing van het Gemeenschappelijk landbouwbeleid, de Europese begroting na 2013 en de verschuivende verhouding tussen 'publiek' en 'privaat'. Recentelijk is het Europese beleid extra op de kaart gezet door de hoge prijzen op de agrarische wereldmarkten, de energieschaarste, de bevordering van biobrandstoffen en, in samenhang daarmee, de voedselvoorziening in de wereld. Bstemd voor studenten in het wetenschappelijk- en beroepsonderwijs maar ook voor medewerkers bij overheid, bedrijfsleven en organisaties die te maken hebben met landbouw, voedsel en groen op Europees niveau.


Used in course: AEP-21806 Agriculture, Food and Policy
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Ecologische economie [Monograph]
Heide, Martijn van der \ Heijman, Wim \ Schaminée, Joop \ 2015

Used in course: AEP-10303 Introduction Economics
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Econometric models and economic forecasts [Monograph] - 4th ed
Pindyck, R.S. \ Rubinfeld, D.L. \ 1998
econometrics - forecasts - models - econometric models - research - textbooks - Econometrics - Economic forecasting Econometric models

This well known text helps students understand the art of model building - what type of model to build, building the appropriate model, testing it statistically, and applying the model to practical problems in forecasting and analysis.


Used in course: AEP-21306 Econometrics
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Econometrics [Lecture notes] - Edition 2017-2018
Bakker, E.J. \ Gardebroek, C. \ 2017

Used in course: AEP-21306 Econometrics
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Economic approaches to organizations [Monograph] - 5th ed
Douma, S. \ Schreuder, H. \ 2013
organizations - markets - economics - management - theory - administration - mergers - market economics - textbooks - forms of organization - business management - corporate governance

Now in its fifth edition, Economic Approaches to Organisations remains one of the few texts to emphasize the importance of economic issues and developments in the study of organisations and management. It explains in a non-technical way different economic approaches such as behavioural theory of the firm, game theory, agency theory, transaction cost economics, economics of strategy and evolutionary approaches. This latest edition is packed with practical examples from real-world companies, helping you to understand how the concepts relate to economic and organizational problems happening in the world today.


Used in course: BEC-53306 Cooperatives and Producer Organisations; AEP-20806 Institutional Economics and Economic Organisation Theory
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Economic models [Lecture notes]
Herzfeld, T. \ Pan, L. \ 2010
economics - models - mathematical models - economic models

Used in course: AEP-30806 Economic Models
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Economics of agribusiness [Lecture notes] - August 2016
Drablik, Dusan \ Peerlings, Jack \ 2016

Used in course: AEP-20306 Economics of Agribusiness
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Economics of development [Monograph] - 7th ed, International student edCompanion website
Perkins, D.H. \ cop. 2013
economic development - economics - economic policy - developing countries - textbooks

Used in course: DEC-20806 Introduction to Development Economics; AEP-10303 Introduction Economics
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Economics of european integration [Monograph] - 5th edition.
Baldwin, Richard \ 2015
Eurozone - International economic integration

Used in course: AEP-30306 The Economics of European Integration: Agricultural, Rural and Regional Policy Analysis; AEP-22806 Spatial and Regional Economics
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Institutional economics : an introduction [Monograph]
Groenewegen, J. \ Spithoven, A. \ Berg, A. van den \ 2010
institutional economics - institutions - governance - firms - markets

People make consumption, production , and investment decisions in an institutional environment of values and norms, of laws and regulations, and of different types of organizations and contracts. These institutions exert a powerful influence on economic actors, who in turn create and influence institutions. Interactions between economic actors and institutions can result in a wide variety of outcomes, from the sort of fantastic growth observed in Japan in the 1960s and in China more recently, to financial and economic catastrophe, as the world economy experienced in the late 2000s. This wide-ranging and highly accessible introduction presents both the key theories of Original Institutional Ecconomics and New Institutional Economics in a balanced and intuitive way, reserving technical discussions mainly for appendices. The authors have assumed only minimal, principles-level, knowledge of economics on the part of the reader, making the text ideally suited for use as core reading in undergraduate courses as well as in graduate courses where the backgrounds of students are diverse.


Used in course: AEP-20806 Institutional Economics and Economic Organisation Theory
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Institutional economics : property, competition, policies [Monograph] - 2nd ed
Kasper, W. \ Streit, M.E. \ Boettke, P.J. \ 2012
economics - institutional economics - institutions - entrepreneurship - innovations - welfare state - costs - economic development - economic policy - textbooks

This textbook provides an introduction to institutional economics. It deals a.o. with problems of the real world - such as entrepreneurship, innovation, the cost of the welfare state, international financial crises, and economic development.


Used in course: AEP-20806 Institutional Economics and Economic Organisation Theory
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Institutional economics and economic organisation theory : an integrated approach [Monograph]Table of contents
Slangen, L.H.G. \ Loucks, L. A. \ Slangen, A.H.L. \ 2008
institutions - economics - neoclassical economics - economic theory - textbooks - institutional economics - economic organization theory

This publication presents one of the first attempts to integrate two emerging bodies of economic research: institutional economics and organizational theory. It begins within the framework of neoclassical economics, and then extends the boundaries of this framework to offer answers to questions that have so far remained puzzles in neoclassical economics. The integrated approach of this publication also challenges the dominant paradigm in economics over the last 15 years that views the market as the best mechanism for carrying out transactions. The market is not the only transaction mechanism; other modes of organization are also important. However, this way of thinking does not involve a simple reintroduction of the confrontation between the 'government' and the 'market'. On the contrary, the integrated approach tries to open the 'black box' of the role of institutions in daily life and the diversity of modes of organization. Through this integrated approach, the book hopes to contribute to a better insight to real world problems.


Used in course: AEP-20806 Institutional Economics and Economic Organisation Theory
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Introduction to econometrics [Monograph] - Fifth edition.
Dougherty, Christopher \ 2016
Econometrics

Used in course: AEP-21306 Econometrics
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Landscape economics and politics [Lecture notes]
Peerlings, H.H.M. \ Brink, A. van den \ 2014
agricultural economics - rural policy - rural economy - rural planning - land use planning - land markets - nature - recreation - landscape - politics - valuation

Used in course: AEP-22306 Landscape Economics and Politics
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Producer organisations and market chains : facilitating trajectories of change in developing countries [Monograph]
Ton, G. \ Bijman, J. \ Oorthuizen, J. \ 2007
producer groups - markets - change - policy - cooperatives - developing countries - farmers' associations - agro-industrial chains - supply chain management - Agriculture, Cooperative - Farm produce Marketing

The role of producer organizations in market chains has received increasing attention in recent years, both from governments and donors. In order to lower transaction costs, markets demand that smallholder farmers operate in an organized manner. However, though the policy openings for support seem promising, smallholder market access through farmer-led economic organisations is not easy. This book presents various approaches to support producer organisations in terms of providing economic services to their members, with a focus on developing countries. Markets are increasingly fragmented in value chains that link farmers with specific processors, retailers and consumer segments. Several contributions in this book analyse these dynamics in specific value chains, such as the fair trade and organic agriculture and their potential to provide market outlets for smallholder farmers. The sixteen contributions in the book are organized in three sections: - organisational support for producer organisations; - value chain development with producer organisations; - changes in the institutional environment for producer organisations. This book is the result of a Dutch partnership between policy makers, researchers and practitioners designed to confront ideas with realities. Organized in a platform called Agri-ProFocus, members aim to provide more and better support to producer organisations in the South. Through so-called expert meetings, staff from donor organisations and knowledge centres, government officials, and business representatives, share their experiences and lessons learned. The experiences presented in this book are not recipes for instant success, but instead, highlight that support processes are often more fragile and slower moving than policy makers realise. This book is essential reading for scholars, practitioners and researchers interested in supporting and facilitating trajectories of change led by producer organisations in developing countries.


Used in course: AEP-20806 Institutional Economics and Economic Organisation Theory
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Quantitative development policy analysis [Monograph]
Sadoulet, E. \ Janvry, A. de \ 1995
econometric models - economic development - economic policy - mathematical models

High-quality policy design and informed policy debates require rigorous conceptualization and quantification of the economic implications of policy options. In recent years, the array of methods available for this purpose has expanded on many fronts, ranging from the micro to the sectoral and macro levels; and from the analysis of markets to that of public goods and of technological and institutional alternatives. This books reviews and extends these methods, pushing each subject to the frontiers of knowledge and yet presenting materials in an accessible fashion.


Used in course: AEP-30806 Economic Models
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