International Agricultural Trade & Marketing (FREC 410)

Dr. Titus Awokuse

 

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Contact Information
Department of Food & Resource Economics
University of Delaware
213 Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19717

Phone: 302-831-1323
Fax:      302-831-6243
Email: 
kuse@udel.edu

 

 

 

 

 

  This course introduces students to the global economy and emphasizes the significance and implications of government policies for trade in various commodities.  Specifically, students will learn about various trade theories and develop an intuitive understanding of the theoretical foundations of the economics of international agricultural trade.  Furthermore, the course would familiarize students with current issues and methods used in the analysis of international agricultural trade.

Traditional lectures and Problem-based Learning (PBL) techniques and tools will be used in communicating important concepts and ideas in this course. The PBL section of the course will focus on the impact of agricultural trade policy on environmental policy and practice in developed and developing countries. The PBL sessions will include group-based activities such as problem solving, role-playing, debates, discussions, writing assignments, and in-class presentations.

Location: TNS 002   
Time: MWF   9:05AM - 9:55AM

Office Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays 10:00AM - 12:00 PM (and by appointment)

 

Textbooks: 

My lectures will not be limited to a particular book.  However, many lectures during the first part of the course will be based on the following texts:  

1.  Pugel, Thomas  (2008).  International Economics, 14th edition, Irwin McGraw-Hill

2.  Feenstra, Robert  and Alan Taylor (2008).  International Economics, Worth Publishers

3.  Koo, Won and P. Lynn Kennedy (2005) International Trade and Agriculture, Blackwell Publishing.

4.  Reed, Michael (2000). International Agricultural Trade, NY: Prentice-Hall Publishing.