This is an archived version of an interactive online textbook for agricultural economics. The four main topics are "consumption choices", "production choices", "prices" and "agricultural policy".
Online Text and Notes in Agricultural Economics
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This seminar was given 26 February 2009 as part of the PhD seminar series organised by the School of Economics and Finance of the University of St Andrews. Dr Pierre Cartigny, Director of the Joint Research Unit for Systems Analysis and Biometrics at INRA in Montpellier (France), addresses dynamical systems, stability, optimal control and differential games and their applications in Economics and Biology, in resource extraction in particular. Four videos are available in WMV format and last 30-60 minutes each. Six handouts of lecture slides are available in PDF.
This set of PDF essays constitute an online textbook. Chapter topics are: Elements of optimization theory, Review of production economics, Alternative theories of demand analysis, Risk analysis, and Technology adoption. They support a course on Economics & Policy of Production, Technology and Risk in Agricultural & Natural Resources as taught by David Zilberman in 2002.