Course code ECN260

ECN260 Agricultural Policy

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Course responsible: Gregers Normann Aanesland, Sigurd Henning Rysstad
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2010-2011
Preferential right:
Course contents:
The course is built up of several topics: Historical development, theory parts, relevant problems concerning agriculture and forestry policies, e.g.: Goals for agriculture and forestry policies, means and institutions. The effects of the EEC, EU and WTO on Norwegian agriculture and forestry.
Learning outcome:
The purpose of the course is to give a broad introduction to policies concerning Norwegian agriculture. The policy system, goals and means. The effects of some key policies will be analyzed mainly using microeconomic theory. The course will also present the historic development of Norwegian agriculture policies. Other relevant topics like EU's Common Agricultural Policy, the WTO and potential changes in Norwegian agricultural policies may also be covered. These topics may vary somewhat from one year to the next.
Learning activities:
Lectures, class discussions, individual literature studies, group projects and presentations.
Teaching support:
Basic knowledge in Microeconomics ECN110 or an equivalent course.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Participation in a group project and presentation of the group project in class. Evaluation: Pass/fail. Mandatory activities are valid for re-examination, but must be written again if you take the course the next time it is given. 
Final written examination 3.5 hours (100%).
Nominal workload:
300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse).
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
4 hours per week.
External examiner will control the quality of syllabus, questions for the final examination, and principles for the assessment of the examination answers.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått