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Economics of Food II: Firm Strategic Behavior

The course provides students with an intermediate level understanding of the microeconomics of firm or business behavior, & to apply these tools to current policy issues in the food system. Students explore the effect of firm decision-making on size, scale, & scope, & apply the tools to firms in the food sector. A range of outcomes is explored: free market, firm self regulation, socially responsible firm behavior, shared value firm behavior, & government regulation. The course is designed for policy & food interested students with little as well as no background in economics, or for those who have completed an introductory course that used a text on par with Krugman & Wells.

Course #
FOOD-GE 2008