Course syllabus UEAS - Introduction to Economics of Agrarian Sector (FA - WS 2020/2021)Help

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Course title in Czech: Introduction to Economics of Agrarian Sector
Course title in English:
Introduction to Economics of Agrarian Sector
WS 2020/2021
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (5 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course: bachelor
Course type:
Type of delivery:
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Language of instruction: Czech
Course supervisor:
Ing. Barbora Daňková, Ph.D.
Course supervising department:
prof. Ing. Věra Bečvářová, CSc. (lecturer)
Ing. Barbora Daňková, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Ing. et Ing. Denisa Dvořáková (examiner, instructor)
Ing. Martin Vaněk (examiner, instructor)
Prerequisites: none
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
Objective of the course. Based on the knowledge of the general background of economic theory and principles of the economic system to familiarize students with the characteristics of their expressions in terms of contemporary agriculture and agribusinesses. Output-based knowledge of student understanding of basic economic theory and its applications in agriculture and downstream sectors of the agrarian sector and agribusinesses in economics and economic and political contexts create conditions for student orientation in general and specific manifestations and consequences of the economic development of this sector. Along with discovering the technological aspects of economic activities in the field equips the students ability to integrate knowledge and apply it in specific scenarios and changes in business environment in the context of global and local agribusinesses.
Course content:
Foundations of economic theory (allowance 6/6)
subject matter, concepts, categories

Agriculture and agrarian sector, production and non-production functions, agribusiness (allowance 2/2)
Shaping the market - types of markets, market operators, basic market categories (allowance 6/6)
Markets of products and services, consumer and demand formation
Firm behavior and supply formation
Specificities and types of markets in agribusines, demand, supply, equilibrium, price transmission in food chain.

Production factors markets (allowance 4/6)
Demand, supply, price formation on PF markets, economic rent and transfer earnings
Reflection of the specifics of agricultural markets and the production factors effectiveness

Land as a basic factor of production (allowance 4/4)
Principles of valuation of land under production efficiency, impact on the structure and differential production results in agriculture
b.Land market - the price of agricultural land types, principles and factors determining their creation
Economic differentiation of firms in the agriculture and agrarian sector

6.Theoretical concept of economic policy in the agrarian sector (allowance 6/4)
Role of state and the reasons for supporting agriculture
Economic policy in the agrarian sector - basic approaches

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
28 h
16 h
seminar12 h
4 h
public presentation (oral)
2 h
preparation for exam
40 h
preparation for regular assessment15 h
preparation for regular testing
36 h
preparation of presentation
15 h
168 h
Assessment methods:
Combined oral and written examination (50% + 50% of the final mark) verifying the level of knowledge of economic theory and its implementation in the agrarian sector. The condition test is to grant credit for successful completion of continuous self-test of subject matter and active participation in seminars
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement typeDaily attendance
0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. -- ZDRÁHAL, I. Zemědělská politika a obchod. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2013. 132 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-761-8.
BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. Zemědělství v agrobyznysu. Základy agrární ekonomiky a politiky. Brno: MZLU v Brně, 2005. 62 p. 1. ISBN 80-7157-891-6.
HOLMAN, R. Ekonomie. 2nd ed. C.H. Beck, 2001. 714 p. Beckovy ekonomické učebnice. ISBN 80-7179-387-6.
MACÁKOVÁ, L. et al. Mikroekonomie: základní kurs. 10th ed. Slaný: Melandrium, 2007. 275 p. ISBN 978-80-86175-56-0.

BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. Podstata a ekonomické souvislosti formování agrobyznysu. 1st ed. Brno: MZLU v Brně, 2005. 68 p. ISBN 80-7157-911-4.
BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. et al. Vývoj českého zemědělství v evropském kontextu. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2008. 62 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-255-2.
Global agricultural policy reform and trade: environmental gains and losses. North Hampton: Edward Elgar, 2004. 202 p. ISBN 1-84376-887-9.
Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness. 6th ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1994. 534 p. ISBN 0-471-59552-7.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Programme B-AEN Agricultural Engineering, full-time form, initial period WS 2020/2021
Course listed in previous semesters: WS 2019/2020, WS 2018/2019, WS 2017/2018, WS 2016/2017, WS 2015/2016, WS 2014/2015 (and older)
Teaching place:

Last modification made by Ing. Michal Karhánek on 05/19/2020.

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