Political Economy of the Agri-Food Sector

Duration Time 13 weeks
Certificate yes
Lessons 0
Course features
Compulsory Course
Credits : 5
RE&D Department
Lecture Hours : 5
Lab Hours : 0
Spring Semester
Αssociate Professor
His areas of interest include the political economy of agriculture, rural development, the design and implementation of rural development policies, as well as transition to sustainability.
Course Content

Through the adoption of a “pluralistic” approach and critique of the mainstream economic theory, this course aims to:

  1. acquaint students with core thematic areas of economic theory
  2. analyse both the national and international agri-food system.

Upon successful completion of the course the students will be able to:

  • Understand critical concepts of economics and the operation of the economic system, while acquiring a critical thinking ability
  • Recognize the main differences between Political Economy and the mainstream economic theory
  • Understand and analyze central functions of the agri-food system and the roles of the farm / farm household within it
  • To supplement the knowledge they have acquired from several other courses of the Department, through the perspective of Political Economy

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