Syllabus~2008-1 - University of California, Davis...

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University of California, Davis Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics ARE 120 Spring 2008 AGRICULTURAL POLICY Class Meetings: 126 Wellman 10:30–11:50 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Instructor: Office Hours: Professor Julian Alston 3:00–4:00 p.m. Tuesday 2157 Social Science & Humanities Building 3:00–4:00 p.m. Wednesday 752-3283 Or by appointment Teaching Assistant: Office Hours: Antoine Champetier de Ribes 2:00–3:00 p.m. Monday 9:00–10:00 a.m. Thursday 1163 Social Sciences & Humanities Building Prerequisites: Agricultural Policy provides four credit hours and is comprised of three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. The prerequisite is intermediate microeconomic theory (Agricultural and Resource Economics 100A or Economics 100). Catalog Description: Analytic treatment of historical and current economic problems and government policies influencing American agriculture. Uses of economic theory to develop historical and conceptual understanding of the economics of agriculture; how public policy influences the nature and performance of agriculture. Readings: The text is: (6th Edition) by Ronald D. Knutson, J.B. Penn, Barry L. Flinchbaugh, and Joe L. Outlaw. Upper Saddle River NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, Inc., 2007.
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