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Institutional economics 882


 
Module code LEK 882
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Institutional and behavioural economics. This module will expose students to the principles of the New Institutional Economics paradigm and how it can be utilized to improve the analysis of agricultural economic and agricultural development problems and issues. Major themes covered are: The agricultural development challenge: stylised features; new institutional economics: distinctive features and concepts; institutions and development: A historical and macro-perspective techno-economic characteristics and agricultural systems and products in poor countries; NIE analysis of markets and markets structures; the State: Political and institutional determinants of agricultural policy; collective action; transactions costs in smallholder agriculture; case studies.

Module credits 15.00
NQF Level 09
Service modules Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 lecture per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Agricultural Economics Extension and Rural Develo
Period of presentation Semester 1

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