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18 сентября 2009 | Автор: Admin | Рубрика: Научная литература » Экономика | Комментариев: 0

Bruce L. Gardner, Gordon C. Rausser "Handbook of Agricultural Economics, Volume 1B: Marketing, Distribution, and Consumers"
North Holland | English | 2001-12-20 | ISBN: 0444507299 | 564 pages | PDF | 8,3 MB


The subject matter of agricultural economics has both broadened and deepened in recent
years, and the chapters of this Handbook present the most exciting and innovative
work being done today. The field originated early in the twentieth century with a focus
on farm management and commodity markets, but has since moved far into analysis
of issues in food, resources, international trade, and linkages between agriculture and
the rest of the economy. In the process agricultural economists have been pioneering
users of developments in economic theory and econometrics. Moreover, in the process
of intense focus on problems of economic science that are central to agriculture - market
expectations, behavior under uncertainty, multimarket relationships for both products
and factors, the economics of research and technology adoption, and public goods
and property issues associated with issues like nonpoint pollution and innovations in
biotechnology - agricultural economists have developed methods of empirical investigation
that have been taken up in other fields.
The chapters are organized into five parts, contained in two volumes. Volume 1 contains
Part 1, "Agricultural Production", and Part 2, "Marketing, Distribution and Consumers".
These two parts include much of the traditional scope of agricultural economics,
emphasizing advances in both theory and empirical application of recent years.
Volume 2 consists of three parts: "Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment",
"Agriculture in the Macroeconomy", and "Agricultural and Food Policy". Although
agricultural economists have always paid attention to these topics, research devoted
to them has increased substantially in scope as well as depth in recent years.
A large-scale effort to review and assess the state of knowledge in agricultural economics
was previously undertaken by the American Agricultural Economics Association
(AAEA), with publication in four volumes from 1977 to 1992.1 Those earlier
survey volumes have strikingly different subject-matter content from that of the present
Handbook, especially considering that they described the same field only 20 years ago.
The AAEA volumes have extensive coverage of farm management issues, costs of production
in agriculture, and estimates of efficiency of marketing firms. In our judgment
little in any fundamental way has been added to our knowledge in these areas, and
applications have become routine rather than imaginative research. The largest AAEA
volume was devoted entirely to agriculture in economic development.

VOLUME 1B
PART 2 - MARKETING, DISTRIBUTION AND CONSUMERS
Chapter 13
Commodity Futures and Options
JEFFREY C. WILLIAMS
Chapter 14
Storage and Price Stabilization
BRIAN WRIGHT
Chapter 15
Food Processing and Distribution: An Industrial Organization Approach
RICHARD J. SEXTON and NATHALIE LAVOIE
Chapter 16
Marketing Margins: Empirical Analysis
MICHAEL K. WOHLGENANT
Chapter 17
Spatial Price Analysis
PAUL L. FACKLER and BARRY K. GOODWIN
Chapter 18
Duality for the Household: Theory and Applications
JEFFREY T. LaFRANCE
Chapter 19
Economic Analysis of Food Safety
JOHN M. ANTLE
Chapter 20
Marketing and Distribution: Theory and Statistical Measurement
JAMES VERCAMMEN and ANDREW SCHMITZ
Chapter 21
Production and Marketing
RACHAEL E. GOODHUE and GORDON C. RAUSSER

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