AgEc 201: Agricultural Economics
Dr. Sabry A. Shehata
Introduction to Agricultural Economics, by J. Penson, Jr., O. Capps, Jr, and C. Rosson III
By appointment. Call 933-0856.
Concentration on the economic principles of the firm (Microeconomics) and its application to agriculture.
- To understand various economics principles.
- To apply some economic model in solving of agricultural economics problems.
Two weekly lectures will be organized in a similar way as they are presented in the required text book with local examples given to understand the theories as they are related to Hawaiian agriculture.
Exams and Quizzes:
Three midterm exams, each worth 100 points, and 10 quizzes each worth 10 points, and attendance/homework 50. Final exam worth 150 points and it is optional
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Any student with a documented disability who would like to request accommodations should contact the University Disability Services Office—Campus Center Rm 311, 933-0816 (V), 933-3334 (TTY)—as early in the semester as possible.
- Part 1
- Chapter 1: What is Agricultural Economics?
- Chapter 2: The US Food and Fiber Industry
- Part 2
- Chapter 3: Theory of Consumer Behavior
- Chapter 4: Consumer Equilibrium and Market Demand
- Chapter 5: Measurement and Interpretation of Elasticities
- Part 3
- Chapter 6: Introduction to Production and Resource Use
- Chapter 7: Economics of Input and Production Substitution
- Chapter 8: Market Equilibrium and Product Price: Perfect Competition
- Chapter 9: Market Equilibrium and Product Price: Imperfect Competition
- Part 4
- Chapter 10: Natural Resources, the Environment, and Agriculture
- Chapter 11: Government Intervention in Agriculture