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Food and nutrition economics fundamentals for health sciences

Author: George C Davis; Elena Lidia Serrano
Publisher: New York, NY Oxford University Press 2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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At the heart of most food, nutrition, and health decisions and concerns is an economic issue. Consequently, understanding some basic economics is imperative to evaluate the likely effectiveness of food and nutrition policies or interventions, especially those designed to operate through economic channels. Section I of the book provides the fundamentals of nutrition. Section II provides the fundamentals of consumer  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George C Davis; Elena Lidia Serrano
ISBN: 9780190876609 0190876603 9780199379118 0199379114
OCLC Number: 1025339729
Notes: This edition previously issued in print: 2016
Zielgruppe - Audience: Specialized
Description: 1 Online-Ressource Illustrationen (black and white)
Contents: AcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorsPrefacePart I: An Introduction to Nutrition Preface1: Food, Nutrients, and Health: An Overview2: Food, Nutrients, and Health: Some DataPart II: The Economics Food Consumption Preface3: Income and the Foundations4: Income and the Importance of Substitution5: Prices6. Convenience and Time7: Information and Preferences8: Now or Later9: Insights from Behavioral Economics10: Neuroeconomics: Pointing Toward a Unifying Framework for Decision MakingPart III: The Economics Food Production Preface11: An Overview of the Food System, Economic Systems, and Systems Theory12: Profit and Supply for Farms and Firms13: Production and Profit Beyond the Farm GatePart IV: The Determination of Food Prices and Quantities in Competitive Markets Preface14: Demand and Supply: Prices and Quantities in a Competitive Market15: Horizontally and Vertically Related Competitive MarketsPart V: Cost Effectiveness and Cost Benefit Analysis Preface16: Cost-Effectiveness and Cost-Benefit AnalysisAppendix: Economic Methodology 101ReferencesIndex
Responsibility: George C. Davis and Elena L. Serrano

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At the heart of most food, nutrition, and health decisions and concerns is an economic issue. Consequently, understanding some basic economics is imperative to evaluate the likely effectiveness of food and nutrition policies or interventions, especially those designed to operate through economic channels. Section I of the book provides the fundamentals of nutrition. Section II provides the fundamentals of consumer economics, from both the neo-classical and behavioral economics perspectives. Section III gives an overview of the US food system and the fundamentals of food production economics. Section IV gives the fundamentals of market analysis, including horizontally and vertically related markets. Section V gives an overview of cost effectiveness and cost benefit analysis of nutrition interventions

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