AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND POLICY AND STATISTICS

Gestione e Valorizzazione delle Risorse Agrarie e delle Aree Protette AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND POLICY AND STATISTICS

0712200054
DIPARTIMENTO DI FARMACIA
EQF6
GESTIONE E VALORIZZAZIONE DELLE RISORSE AGRARIE E DELLE AREE PROTETTE
2022/2023

OBBLIGATORIO
YEAR OF COURSE 1
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2016
SPRING SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
1ECONOMIA E POLTICA AGRARIA MODULO DI ECONOMIA E POLITICA AGRARIA E STATISTICA
642LESSONS
2PRINCIPI DI STATISTICA MODULO DI ECONOMIA E POLITICA AGRARIA E STATISTICA
321LESSONS
Objectives
The course aims at providing to the students:
- the basic knowledge of Agricultural Economics and Policy, essential to the development of skills in describing, analyzing and interpreting the main problems of the agricultural enterprises in the general economic context and in a national and EU perspective;
-Knowledge of descriptive statistics tools and their interpretation. Elements of probability calculus and main random variables of common use. Elements of statistical inference and sampling.

The course has the following main objectives:
- Acquisition of:
-the basic elements of Agricultural Economy and Policy;
- economic structure of the agricultural sector;
- the statistical sources of the agricultural sector;
- STATISTICAL TOOLS FOR DATA ANALYSIS, PROBABILITY AND STATISTICAL INFERENCE (Elements of probability calculus and main random variables of common use; Elements of statistical inference and sampling.

The main skills acquired are :
- applications of the typical methods of the agricultural economy to the analysis of the farms;
use the main agricultural policy tools in accordance with the guidelines of the National and EU Agricultural Policy

- use of BASIC TOOLS OF DATA ANALYSIS AND STATISTICAL INFERENCE

-interpretation of A STATISTICAL REPORT REGARDING AGRICULTURAL PROBLEMS.

Prerequisites
The student must have:
-basic knowledge in mathematics and socio-economics provided by the high school curriculum.
Contents

THIS COURSE IS DIVIDED IN TWO UNITS:
-UNIT 1: Agricultural Economics and Politics (6 ECTS, 42 hours)
Lectures
2 Credits (14 hours)
- Agriculture in the general economic system.
- Diversification and quality products.
- The agricultural enterprises, the production function (flexible and fixed coefficients).
- The production function with two variable factors.
- Classification of production factors.
2 Credits (14 hours)
- Production costs in the short and long term.
- The business and industry supply curve.
- Demand for productive factors and long-term equilibrium.
- Production factors and the economic balance.
1 Credit (7 hours)
- Classroom exercises on the analysis of the economic balance and its factors and parameters.
1 Credit (7 hours)
- National and EU Agricultural Policy.

- UNIT 2 PRINCIPLES OF STATISTICS (3ECTS, 21 hours)
- DATA ANALYSIS: STATISTICAL SURVEY,
-DATA ANALYSIS IN UNIVARIATE AND BIVARIATE DOMAIN; - GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATIONS;
-LOCATION, VARIABILITY AND SHAPE STATISTICAL INDICES; -DEPENDENCE BETWEEN TWO CHARACTERS
Teaching Methods
THE TWO UNITS ARE BASED ON 63 HOURS OF CLASS LECTURES: 42 HOURS OF Agricultural Economics and Policy AND 21 HOURS OF ELEMENTS OF STATISTICS
THE TWO UNITS INCLUDE THEORETICAL LECTURES AND PRACTICAL LECTURES (MAINLY BASED ON EXERCISES AND CASE STUDIES).
Verification of learning
Knowledge and abilities acquired by the students during the course will be evaluated through:
UNIT .- AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND POLITICS
-two inter-course written tests, including 5 open questions on the topics related to the first 4 credits (2 credits + 2 credits), with a maximum score of 30/30 (minimun 18/30 to pass the tests).
- an oral interview on the remaining topics of the programme, including also the classroom excercise the for a maximum score of 30/30 (minimum 18/30 to pass it).

For students who have not taken the inter-course written tests, or have passed only one of the written tests the final evaluation is based on an oral interview on the entire program of the course or on the remaining part of the topics of the course.

UNIT 2- PRINCIPLES OF STATISTICS
THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE OBJECTIVES OF THE TEACHING IS CERTIFIED BY EXCEEDING AN EXAMINATION (MINIMUM 18/30) THAT IT HAVE TO BE OCCURRED IN THE ROUNDS ESTABLISHED BY THE CALENDAR, COMPOSED BY:
1) A WRITTEN TEST IS CONSTITUTED BY 8 EXERCISES ON THE TOPICS: STATISTICAL SURVEY, DATA ANALYSIS IN UNIVARIATE AND BIVARIATE DOMAIN; GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATIONS; LOCATION, VARIABILITY AND SHAPE STATISTICAL INDICES; DEPENDENCE BETWEEN TWO CHARACTERS.
THE STUDENT WILL BE ADMITTED TO THE ORAL EXAMINATION IF HE HAS REPORTED A SCORE AT LEAST EQUAL TO 18/30 IN THE WRITTEN TEST. DURING THE WRITTEN TESTING, USE OF THE SCIENTIFIC CALCULATOR AND STATISTICAL TABLES IS ADMITTED.
2) AN ORAL EXAMINATION (AT LEAST FOUR QUESTIONS), ABOUT 15/20 MINUTES.
THE FINAL VOTE IS DEFINED CONSIDERING THE SCORE ACHIEVED AT THE WRITTEN TEST AND THE EVALUATION OBTAINED AT THE ORAL EXAM.
AN ADDITIONAL “CUM LADE” MAY BE ATTRIBUTED TO STUDENTS WITH THE MAXIMUM SCORE (30/30) WHO HAVE DEMONSTRATED AUTONOMY AND ABILITY TO FACE STATISTICAL PROBLEMS.

THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE IS CERTIFIED BY PASSING AN EXAM WITH ASSESSMENT IN THIRTIES (MINIMUM 18/30), OBTAINED AS WEIGHTED AVERAGE (COMPARED TO THE CFU ASSIGNED TO THE TWO UNITS) OF THE SCORE REPORTED FOR EACH UNIT .
"CUM LAUDE" TO THE FINAL AVERAGE WEIGHTED SCORE WILL BE ATTRIBUTED TO THE STUDENT WHO HAS SHOWN ABILITY TO LEARN AND TO DEVELOP SOLUTIONS AUTONOMOUSLY.
Texts
UNIT 1- AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND POLITICS
REFERENCE TEXT-BOOK
DE BENEDICTS E-V. COSENTINO ECONOMIA DELL’ AZIENDA AGRARIA, IL MULINO BOLOGNA 1980,
L. JACOPONI M. ROMITI ECONOMIA E POLITICA AGRARIA EDAGRICOLA BOLOGNA,1984

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL
-L’AGRICOLTURA ITALIANA CONTA , INEA-CREA ANNO 2014
- MATERIAL PROVIDED BY THE INSTRUCTOR DURING THE COURSE AND AVAILABLE IN AN ON_LINE SHARED FOLDER

UNIT 2- PRINCIPLES OF STATISTICS
F.M. STEFANINI, INTRODUZIONE ALLA STATISTICA APPLICATA, 2007, PEARSON.


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TEACHING LANGUAGE: ITALIAN

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT

UNIT 1: AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND POLITICS
PROF. M. CERRATO.
MCERRATO@UNISA.IT

UNIT 2: PRINCIPLES OF STATISTICS
PROF. V. D'AMATO
vdamato@unisa.it
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