Agricultural Economics (ECON405) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Agricultural Economics ECON405 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 6
Pre-requisite Course(s)
N/A
Course Language English
Course Type Elective Courses
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Özgür Bor
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The main aim of this course is to equip students with the basic theories of modern agricultural economics. This course also aims to provide the necessary tools as well as concepts to analyze the key problems and the related policy issues of agricultural economics and agricultural policy
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To develop an understanding of agricultural economics.
  • To explain the main differences between the agricultural policies.
  • To learn the methodology of analysis.
  • To learn the basic models and tools for analysis.
  • To learn how to apply the basic models and concepts to explain the key events and problems in the Turkish agriculture and world agriculture.
Course Content The basic concepts like production, productivity, crop season, inputs and production functions; the relation between these concepts and agricultural production and agricultural policies; analysis of these concepts via employment of basic econometric tools; the effects of World Trade Organization, IMF and World Bank on Turkish agriculture.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Basic Concepts on Agricultural Economics BOEHLJE Michael ve Otto DOERING; “Farm Policy in an Industrialized Agriculture” Journal of Agribusiness Vol.18, No.1 (2000) pp 53-60., GEHLHAR Mark ve REGMI Anita; Factors Shaping Global Food Markets. New Directions in Global Food Markets. USDA Agriculture Information Bulletin 2005, Number 794 pp. 5-17.
2 Basic Concepts on Agricultural Economics EATON Charles ve Andrew W. SHEPHARD ; Contract Farming. Partnerships for Growth. FAO Agricultural Services Bulletin No.145 Rome, 2001., EDELMAN Paul R.; “Farm Characteristics of Contract Specialty Grain Producers” Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 2006, Vol.29, No.1 pp95-117
3 Basic Concepts on Agricultural Economics FOSTER John Bellamy ve MAGDOFF Fred; “Liebig, Marx ve Toprak Verimliliğinin Tükenişi” Tarım Bolluk İçinde Yoksulluk (Çev.Arslan Başer Kafaoğlu). Analiz BasımYayın İstanbul, 2003.
4 Agricultural Production and Yield Functions Elisabeth Sadoulet and Alain de Janvry “Quantative Development Policy Analysis” Chapter 1 The Quantitative Analysis of Development Policy pp 1-30
5 Agricultural Production and Yield Functions Elisabeth Sadoulet and Alain de Janvry “Quantative Development Policy Analysis” Chapter 2 Demand Analysis pp 32-59
6 Agricultural Production and Yield Functions Elisabeth Sadoulet and Alain de Janvry “Quantative Development Policy Analysis” Chapter 3 The Profit Function Approach to Supply and Factor Demand pp 61-82
7 Agricultural Production and Yield Functions Elisabeth Sadoulet and Alain de Janvry “Quantative Development Policy Analysis” Chapter 4 Supply Response pp 84-110
8 Uruguay Round Agricultural Aggrement BUREAU Jean-Christophe, Jean SEBASTIEN ve Alan MATTHEWS ; Concessions and Exemptions for Developing Countries in the Agricultural Negotiations: The Role of the Special and Differential Treatment. TRADEAG Working Papers, 6/2005
9 Midterm
10 Uruguay Round Agricultural Aggrement ERTUĞRUL Cemil; Tarımda Küreselleşme. Uruguay Görüşmeleri ve Sonrası.Odak Yayınevi Ankara, 2004.
11 Uruguay Round Agricultural Aggrement FAO; FAO Papers on Selected Issues Relating to WTO Negotiations on Agriculture. FAO 2002, FAO; Agriculture, Trade and Food Security, Fao, Rome 2002
12 Turkish Agriculture BAYENER Ahmet; Türkiye Tarımının Geleceği, Gelişmeler Işığında Beklentiler. 2008,
13 Turkish Agriculture KAZGAN Gülten; Tarım ve Gelişme. Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları İstanbul, 2003.
14 IMF Stand by arrangements with Turkey and World Bank Agricultural Reform HAGGARD Stephan; “The Politics of Adjustment:Lessons from the IMF’s Extended Fund Facility” International Organization Vol.39 No.3 Summer 1985
15 IMF Stand by arrangements with Turkey and World Bank Agricultural Reform OYA, Carlos; “Kalkınmakta Olan Ülkelerde Çiftçilere Sopa ve Havuç:Kuramda ve Uygulamada Tarımsal Neoliberalizm” Neoliberalizm Muhalif Bir Seçki İçinde (Çev. Şeyda Başlı ve Tuncel Öncel) Haz. Alfredo Saad-Filho ve Deborah Johnston, Ankara, 2008.
16 Final Exam

Sources

Course Book 1. Elisabeth Sadoulet and Alain de Janvry “Quantative Development Policy Analysis” The John Hopkins University Press, London
Other Sources 2. BOEHLJE Michael ve Otto DOERING; “Farm Policy in an Industrialized Agriculture” Journal of Agribusiness Vol.18, No.1 (2000) pp 53-60
3. GEHLHAR Mark ve REGMI Anita; Factors Shaping Global Food Markets. New Directions in Global Food Markets. USDA Agriculture Information Bulletin 2005, Number 794 pp. 5-17
4. EATON Charles ve Andrew W. SHEPHARD ; Contract Farming. Partnerships for Growth. FAO Agricultural Services Bulletin No.145 Rome, 2001.
5. EDELMAN Paul R.; “Farm Characteristics of Contract Specialty Grain Producers” Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 2006, Vol.29, No.1 pp95-117

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 20
Project 1 50
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 70
Percentage of Final Work 30
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Acquiring the skills of understanding, explaining, and using the fundamental concepts and methods of economics X
2 Acquiring the skills of macro level economic analysis X
3 Acquiring the skills of micro level economic analysis X
4 Understanding the formulation and implementation of economic policies at the local, national, regional, and/or global level X
5 Learning different approaches on economic and related issues X
6 Acquiring the quantitative and/or qualitative techniques in economic analysis X
7 Improving the ability to use the modern software, hardware and/or technological devices X
8 Developing intra-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary team work skills X
9 Acquiring an open-minded behavior through encouraging critical analysis, discussions, and/or life-long learning X
10 Adopting work ethic and social responsibility X
11 Developing the skills of communication. X
12 Improving the ability to effectively implement the knowledge and skills in at least one of the following areas: economic policy, public policy, international economic relations, industrial relations, monetary and financial affairs. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Laboratory
Application
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 6 96
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project
Report
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 3 3
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 5 5
Total Workload 152