AEM 6485

AEM 6485

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This course focused on the economics of food and malnutrition from the perspective of individuals and households; that is, a micro-economic approach. Topics include characteristics and constraints associated with food production in both developed and developing countries; the determinants of household food security; the social and economic causes and consequences of undernutrition; the social and economic causes and consequences of obesity; intervention design to reduce food insecurity, undernutrition and obesity.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: Graduate students.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ECON 1110, AEM 2100, or equivalent, and 9 additional credits in Economics, Applied Economics, or Nutrition. Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 3140, NS 3600, or equivalents.

Distribution Category (D-AG, SBA-HE)
Course Attribute (CU-ITL)

  • Ability to analyze problems of food security and nutrition using perspectives and tools drawn from both economics and nutrition; critically assess studies of the determinants of these; understand the strengths and limitations of interventions designed to ameliorate these.
  • Integrate knowledge from the biological and social sciences to address nutrition problems facing individuals, societies and governments.
  • Ability to understand and analyze quantitative data on food security and nutrition.
  • Ability to access and critically evaluate scientific information from the primary research literature to investigate the causal effects of nutrition.
  • Motivation to engage in debates surrounding the design and implementation of innovative solutions to current existing and future problems related to food, hunger, and nutrition.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AEM 4485NS 4480NS 6480

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15953 AEM 6485   LEC 001

    • TR Savage Hall 100
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Hoddinott, J

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person