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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AG02106648, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
AG0063, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination AGRICULTURAL POLITICS
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge VASCO LADISLAO BOATTO AGR/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses AGR/01 Rural economy and evaluation 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 2.0 16 34.0 No turn
Lecture 4.0 32 68.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 Commissione a.a. 2017/18 01/12/2017 30/11/2018 BOATTO VASCO LADISLAO (Presidente)
TRESTINI SAMUELE (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Knowledge of microeconomics, macroeconomics, agricultural evaluation, fundamentals of statistics, and history of economic thought.
Target skills and knowledge: This course has been designed to provide an understanding of the macroeconomic functioning of a market economy, to present the goals of agricultural policy and to illustrate the tools regulating economic policy with special emphasis on the agricultural sector.
Examination methods: Oral examination
Assessment criteria: 1. Increasing knowledge on the functioning of food markets regarding various economic systems and with reference to the most recent economic development and dynamics. Defining the role of the different International institutions (WTO, EU, IMF, OECD, etc.) in functioning of different agro-food systems. Acquire knowledge on the evaluation methods and for designing strategies.
2. Identifying the most suitable methodological approach to conduct analysis for economic policy intervention.
3. Appling evaluation methods for the evaluation of policies to specific case studies.
Course unit contents: 1st Credit: Basic elements of economic policy. Normative models and economic policy. Goals of economic policy.
2nd Credit: Public choices: the aims according to the theory of voting and according to the social welfare function. Public choices in representative democracies.
3rd Credito: Public intervention. State authority. Economics of law and economic policy.
4th Credit: Liberalization of world agriculture. Theories in favor and against agricultural liberalism.
5th Credit: Evolution and future of the Common Agricultural Policy. International policy: from GATT to WTO.
6th Credit: Evolution and future of national and regional agricultural policies.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures: 48 hours
Classroom Teaching Practices: 16 hours
Additional notes about suggested reading: The course material and the course booklet will be available at the following link:

Office hours: Legnaro, on Thursday from 10:00 to 12:00.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • David Begg, Stanley Fischer, Rudiger Dornbusch, Economia. Milano: McGraw Hill, 2008. Consultare il link: Cerca nel catalogo
  • Lechi F., Politica Agraria. Milano: Etas Libri, 1998. Consultare il link: Cerca nel catalogo
  • Vieri S., Politica Agraria. Bologna: Edagricole, 2001. Consultare il link: Cerca nel catalogo