Economics of Resources, Agriculture and Food / Edition 1

Economics of Resources, Agriculture and Food / Edition 1

by Harold G. Halcrow, Harold G. Halcrow, Gerald C. Nelson, Gerald C. Nelson
     
 

Economics of Resources, Agriculture, and Food provides a solid foundation of both micro and macro economics in the context of the contemporary problems being addressed by agricultural economists. In addition to the usual examples taken from production agriculture, the book is laced with examples from and references to agribusiness, international agriculture, and… See more details below

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Economics of Resources, Agriculture, and Food provides a solid foundation of both micro and macro economics in the context of the contemporary problems being addressed by agricultural economists. In addition to the usual examples taken from production agriculture, the book is laced with examples from and references to agribusiness, international agriculture, and consumer problems. Realizing that what was once "farm policy" is now comprehensive "resource, agriculture, and food" policy set in an international setting, these authors now provide readers with a single source that encompasses the numerous, recent developments and trends in this ever-changing field. . . a field that has become more demanding and more exciting than ever.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070258112
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Series:
McGraw-Hill Series in Agricultural Econo
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
7.64(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.95(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1Economic Scope, Organization, and Problems of Agriculture
1Economics of Resources, Agriculture, and Food3
Pt. 2Microeconomic Concepts
2Economics of Demand21
3Production Functions and Product Curves44
4Costs, Returns, and Profit Maximization61
Pt. 3Markets
5Theory of Markets89
6Multiple Inputs and Outputs107
7Forms of Market Competition122
8Elasticity of Demand and Supply145
9International Trade165
10Resource and Environmental Markets194
11Agribusiness Organization, Management, and Finance207
12Economic Performance of Agribusinesses226
Pt. 4Macroeconomic Relationships
13Introduction to Macroeconomics243
14Gross Domestic Product and Fiscal Policy274
15Gross Domestic Product and Monetary Policy296
16Gross Domestic Product, International Transactions, and Macroeconomic Policy315
Pt. 5Public Policy and Agriculture
17Agriculture and Development341
18Agricultural Price and Income Policy367
19Resource and Environmental Management388
20Putting It All Together: The Economic System411
Glossary431
Index471

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