Fre 306 Syllabus

Fre 306 Syllabus - FRE 306: Global Food Markets Fall Term...

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FRE 306: Global Food Markets Fall Term 2011 Instructor: Rick Barichello Rm 339 MacMillan Building Telephone: 822-3473/822-6213 E-Mail: richard.barichello@ubc.ca Learning Objectives: o Understanding of how food markets work and what are the pressures for changes o Ability to assess the implications of various aspects of market structure and organization such as increases in firm size and market power in both domestic and international markets, international procurement, supply chain management o Identify the role of small firms who serve niche markets in global food systems o Learn the use of a variety of economic tools (e.g., excess supply/demand analysis, farm- retail margin model) in application to food markets o Assess implications of strategic planning by food firms with market power and their investment in food product brand names o Assess the importance and implications of recent developments in food markets (e.g., rising food raw material costs, increased demand for food safety)
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