Agricultural Economic Development

Course Information
TitleΑγροτική Οικονομική Ανάπτυξη / Agricultural Economic Development
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600017706


Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter-10

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Know the theories of economic development and agricultural economic development 2. Construct a development plan
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Agricultural Economic Development examines the causes and consequences of agricultural development in developing and developed countries. It presents the theory of economic growth and applications of agricultural economic development issues. It looks at the role of the state and international organizations in the promotion of agricultural development, looking development strategies in developed countries. Finally it addresses current agricultural economic development issues such as malnutrition due to rising agricultural product prices, the impact of climate change on agricultural economic growth and agricultural growth in times of economic crisis.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Laboratory Work39
Student Assessment
The final grade will be determined by class participation and the preparation and presentation of two work-presentations: Participation in the course is assessed both in preparation - reading material before the lecture and by participating in lectures.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Barbier, E.B. 1999. Endogenous Growth and Natural Resource Scarcity, Environmental and Resource Economics 14:51-74. Barrios, S., Ouattara B. and E. Strobl. 2008. The impact of climatic change on agricultural production: Is it different for Africa? Food Policy 33:287-298. Boucher, S.R., Carter, M.R., and Guirkinger, C. 2008. Risk Rationing and Wealth Effects in Credit Markets: Theory and Implications for Agricultural Developoment, Amer. J. Agr. Econ. 90(2):409-423. Chavas, J-P. 2008. A cost approach to economic analysis under state-contingent production uncertainty, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 90(2):435-446. Galanopoulos, K., G. Karagiannis, and T. Koutroumanidis. 2004. Malmquist Productivity Index Estimates for European Agriculture in the 1990s, Operational Research: An International Journal, 4(1):73-91. Gollin, D., Parente, S., and Rogerson, R. 2002. The Role of Agriculture in Development, Am. Econ. Rev. 92(2):160-164. Hayami, Y. and Ruttan V.W. 1970. Agricultural Productivity Differences among Countries, Am.Econ.Rev. 60(5):895-911. Hayami, Y. and Ruttan V.W. 1970. Factor Prices and Technical Change in Agricultural Development: The United States and Japan, 1880-1960. J.Pol.Econ. 78(5):1115-1141. Higgins, B. Economic Development Principles, Problems and Policies, 1968. Hulten, C.R. 2000. Total Factor Productivity: A Short Biography, NBER Working Paper Series, Li, J. and Ayres, R.U. 2008. Economic Growth & Development: Towards a Catchup Model, Env. Res. Econ. 40(1):1-36. Loureiro, M.L. Farmers’ health and agricultural productivity, Agricultural Economics 40:381-388. Matsuyama, K. 1992. Agricultural Productivity, Comparative Advantage, and Economic Growth. J.Econ.Theory 58:317-334. Nastis, S., A. Michailidis and F. Chatzitheodoridis. 2012. Climate Change and Agricultural Productivity. African Journal of Agricultural Economics 7(35):4885-4893. Nastis, S. and E. Papanagiotou. 2009. Dimensions of Sustainable Rural Development in Mountainous and Less Favored Areas: Evidence from Greece, J. of the GIJCS 59(2):111-131. Norton, G.W., Alwang, J. and Masters, W.A. The Economics of Agricultural Development, 2006. Petmezas, S. The Long Term Development of Greek agricultural productivity in a Euro-Mediterranean perspective (1860-1980), 5th International Congress of the European Historical Economics Society, Istanbul, September 2005. Rodriguez, F. and J.D. Sachs 1999. Why do Resource-Abundant Economies Grow More Slowly? Journal of Economic Growth 4:277-303. Sonoda, T. 2008. A System Comparison Approach to Distinguish two Nonseparables and Nonnested Agricultural household models, 90(2):509-523. Tomich, T.P., M. Noordwijk, S.A. Vosti and J. Witcover. 1998. Agricultural development with rainforest conservation: methods for seeking best bet alternatives to slash-and-burn, with applications to Brazil and Indonesia, Agric.Econ. 19:159-174.
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