Editor: Anthony N. Rezitis

Research Topics in Agricultural and Applied Economics

Volume 3

eBook: US $29 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $121
Printed Copy: US $107
Library License: US $116
ISSN: 2589-1472 (Print)
ISSN: 1879-7415 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-699-6 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-263-9 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2012
DOI: 10.2174/97816080526391120301


The aim of this e-book series is to publish high quality economic research in agricultural and applied economics. It particularly fosters quantitative studies which make original contribution on important economic issues, the results of which help to understand and solve real economic problems. This volume contains research papers focusing on the areas of agricultural policy, agricultural price volatility, agricultural finance and cooperatives, consumption economics, firm production and organization, human capital convergence, international economics and multinational business, investment decisions in organic agriculture, market structure and industry studies. The research papers of this volume make use of recent methodological approaches and provide conclusions which are useful to both private sector participants and policy-makers.

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This volume of “Research Topics in Agricultural and Applied Economics,” edited by Professor Anthony Rezitis, maintains the standards set in the previous two volumes by presenting 9 papers which report high quality applied economic research. Several of the papers adopt modern empirical approaches, such as neuro-fuzzy techniques, stochastic DEA, and choice experiments, while others are based on recent theoretical developments in the areas of new institutional economics, transaction cost economics, information and contract design. Most of the applications focus on the agricultural sector. These include ‘traditional’ topics, including the study of sector efficiency, the Common Agricultural Policy, and the agri-food chain, as well as the analysis of agri-environmental issues, such as waste disposal, the role of energy crops, and the governance of agro-ecosystem services. The volume concludes with two papers with a broader application, namely carbon offset projects and transportation infrastructure.

Readers should find much of value here, whether their interests lie in economic theory, applied techniques, policy issues or the details of the specific applications presented. The volume, together with its two predecessors, offers a very worthwhile contribution to the literature.

Trevor Young
Emeritus Professor
Agricultural and Environmental Economics
The University of Manchester