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Agricultural Markets and Prices / Edition 1

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Overview

This text incorporates new information and devotes more time and space to the issues of agricultural industrialization and market structure likely to be faced by applied economists.

  • Responds to a critical need to train students to work in the new world of agricultural markets
  • Explicitly integrates empirical analysis of issues while maintaining the theoretical and practical issues of applied market analysis
  • Places a high emphasis on market structure, imperfect competition, vertical coordination, contracting, etc., providing students with the necessary background to understand the new environment in which they will be expected to operate
  • Includes some introduction to game theory with applications
  • Contains practical examples, “key questions”, exercises, and questions posed to students that can be used by instructors to stimulate classroom discussion.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405136679
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Darren Hudson is Professor of Agricultural Economics at Mississippi State University. He is currently Fellow for The Farm Foundation studying issues of globalization in agriculture, and has also served as Chair of the Food and Agricultural Marketing Policy Section of the American Agricultural Economics Association.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Part I: Models and Analysis of Perfectly Competitive Markets:.

1. Market Demand.

2. Market Supply.

3. The Market.

4. Marketing Margins.

5. Stocks and International Markets.

6. Price Variation Across Space.

7. Price Variation Through Time.

8. Product Quality.

9. Futures Markets.

Part II: Imperfect Competition, Market Structure, and Market Analysis:.

10. Monopoly.

11. Strategic Interaction.

12. Imperfect Competition.

13. Vertical Coordination and Contracting in Agriculture.

Part III: Advanced Techniques with Surveys and Experimental Economics:.

14. The Basics of Survey Design.

15. Individual Utility Estimation and Conjoint Analysis.

16. Experimental Methods.

Index

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