[Agriculture] Modeling policy processes of agricultural, energy and climate policies


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Course name Modeling policy processes of agricultural, energy and climate policies
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Course code agrarAEF863-01a
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Faculty Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences
Examination office pruefungsamt@agrar.uni-kiel.de
Short summary Model based analysis of agricultural policy in industrial and developing countries, and particularly in the EU.Historical development of the European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP); national and supranational con-stitutional decision-making procedures of the CAP, relevant political actors and policy goals of the CAP aswell as of central agricultural policy frameworks in other countries, e.g. CAADP in African states; overview ofcentral political economy modeling approaches in the literature of comparative political economy.

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Study level Master
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Frequency Summer Term

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Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Recommended requirements Knowlegde in microeconomic modelling as well as modeling of economic policy (Module “Quantitative öko-nomische Modelle der Agrarpolitik” as well as Module ”Wirtschaftspolitische und politökonomosche Grundla-gen”).

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Course Content Students know the historical context and development of agricultural policies in industrial and developingcountries. They understand the central economic, demographic and institutional determinants of agriculturalpolicy. In particular, they are able to discuss the role of political institutions, interest groups and the votersas determinants of agricultural policy outcomes. They are able to analyze the impact of changed constitutio-nal rules as well as informal policy network structures on policy outcomes. They can analyze and evaluatethe impact agricultural policies on the economic development and the environment.
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