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Course Description

This course equips students with the principles used for economic analysis of food and nutrition policies around the world. We use the graphical methods taught in standard, one-semester courses on the principles of economics, but our motivation, examples and applications are focused on food and nutrition problems in the United States and elsewhere. On completion, students will be able to obtain the data and apply the analytical methods needed to: (1) explain and predict consumption, production and trade in agriculture and food markets; (2) evaluate the social welfare consequences of market failure, collective action and government policies including regulation, taxation and enforcement of property rights in agriculture and food markets; (3) measure poverty and inequality in income, wealth, nutrition and health, as influenced by changes in markets and policies; and (4) describe macroeconomic relationships, fluctuations and trends in incomes, employment, economic growth and development. Completion of the Online Economics Primer in advance of the start of the course is optional for students: https://nutrition.tufts.edu/sites/default/files/documents-forms/NUTB238EconomicsPrimerInfo.pdf. 
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Section Title
Economics for Food & Nutr Pol
Type
Lecture
Dates
Sep 03, 2019 to Dec 19, 2019
Type
Lecture
Days
Sa, Su
Time
1:00PM to 5:15PM
Dates
Sep 28, 2019 to Sep 29, 2019
Type
Lecture
Days
M
Time
9:00AM to 12:15PM
Dates
Sep 30, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
11.8
Location
  • Boston Health Sciences Campus
Instruction Method
Hybrid - On Campus and Online  
Available for Credit
3 credit(s)
Section Notes

Tufts online courses are designed to provide high-quality, flexible, and interactive courses to Tufts and visiting students. While most online courses are offered in an asynchronous format, some courses may require webinar sessions and/or proctored exams. For more information about online course policies and expectations, please visit https://universitycollege.tufts.edu/online/online-learning

Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript - Bachelor's + 3.0 GPA; You will be contacted after registration for required evidence of immunization; please contact lucia.fenney@tufts.edu with any questions regarding immunizations;

Please note this course is primarily online but requires in-person class sessions on: 9/28 and 9/29 – 1:00-5:15 PM and 9/30 – 9:00 AM-12:15 PM in Jaharis Center, Room 156.

Please contact lynne.ausman@tufts.edu with any questions. Please note that courses cannot be repeated and students may only enroll in 4 NUTR, 2 NUTB, or 1 NUTC course prior to matriculation.

Instructor Approval: During registration, you will be asked to explain how you meet the pre-requisites for this course and to describe any relevant experience. The instructor will use this information to confirm your enrollment or will otherwise be in touch with you.

Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term

Refund Policy: For-Credit 3+ Weeks

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