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Consumer behavior theory, firm’s theory, market organizations, the agri-food system as a whole and its principal unit of investigation as well as the coordination mechanisms between the different operators.
Within the scientific knowledge that the graduate must have about agri-food economics, this teaching program provides useful tools to understand the analysis of agribusiness and the factors that favored the change.
The student must know and understand the consumer behavior theory, firm’s theory, market organizations, the agri-food system as a whole and its principal unit of investigation as well as the coordination mechanisms between the different operators, be able to finalize the acquired knowledge for the correct analysis of the main supply chain, sectors of agri-food system and the recent problems of the agri-food market and provide support to the resolution of the issues themselves.
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•Bukeviciute, L., Dierx, A., & Ilzkovitz, F. (2009). The functioning of the food supply chain and its effect on food prices in the European Union (No. 47). Office for infrastructures and logistics of the European Communities.
•Fanfani Roberto. (2009) "Il sistema agro-alimentare in Italia, i grandi cambiamenti e le tendenze recenti"Edagricole 2009
•Domenico Cersosimo. (2011). I consumi alimentari evoluzione strutturale, nuove tendenze, risposte alla crisi. Atti del Workshop tenuto a Palazzo Rospigliosi, Roma, 27 settembre 2011,
•FIPE (2014). Ristorazione 2012. Rapporto Annuale.
•ISMEA (2011). L’approvvigionamento delle materie prime nella ristorazione di qualità.
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Examination method includes a written test followed by an oral exam. The written test consist of 25 multiple choice questions and some exercises. For the test, the commission will establish the criteria of partial scores taking into account the difficulty of individual questions. The oral exam will consist of 3-4 questions on the program. The final vote will be the synthesis of the written test and the oral test evaluations.
• Microeconomics: demand, supply and market equilibrium, consumer theory, firm’s theory, market organizations.
• Macroeconomics: GDP and added value
• Agribusiness. Analysis of food consumption. The role of agriculture in the economy, analysis of agribusiness as a whole and its principal unit of investigation, coordination mechanisms between the different operators.