David Johannes Wüpper: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2019

Name Dr. David Johannes Wüpper
Agrarökonomie und -politik
ETH Zürich, SOL C 2
Sonneggstrasse 33
8092 Zürich
DepartmentEnvironmental Systems Science

751-0014-00LAgricultural Economics in the World Food System2 credits2VD. J. Wüpper
AbstractDie Veranstaltung vertieft Grundlagenwissen und präsentiert Anwendungen im Feld der Ökonomie des Agrar- und Ernährungssektors. Die adressierten Fragestellungen umfassen einzelbetriebliche Entscheidungen, Analysen von Märkten sowie agrarpolitische Aspekte.
ObjectiveStudenten sollen am Ende der Vorlesung Fragestellungen und Probleme im Bereich der Agrar- und Ernährungswirtschaft mittels ökonomischer Konzepte analysieren können. Dabei stehen Ihnen betriebs- und volkswirtschaftliche Instrumente zur Verfügung.
ContentAnhand von Fallstudien in Europa und Entwicklungsländern werden verschiedene Konzepte vermittelt. Dabei stehen folgende Themen im Vordergrund: i) Produktionsentscheidungen landwirtschaftlicher Betriebe, die Ökonomie des Agribusiness, Agrarpolitik, Agrarmärkte, Landwirtschaftliche Systeme in Entwicklungsländern
Lecture notesVorlesungsunterlagen werden im Laufe des Semesters zur Verfügung gestellt
751-1555-00LApplied Food Industrial Organisation3 credits2GD. J. Wüpper, T. Dalhaus
AbstractConcepts of microeconomics and Industrial Organization and their application to the European food sector. Aspects include industry structure as well as strategic actions and performance of food sector firms.
ObjectiveUnderstanding and application of theoretical concepts along the Structure-Conduct-Performance paradigm. Ability to apply theory to empirical settings; understand and critically evaluate empirical industrial organization research and to replicate the results of such research using econometric methods
Content- Introduction IO
o Relevant topics for the food sector
- high competition and market saturation
- low R&D intensity
- bargaining power of retailers
- Private label introduction

- Theoretical Approaches
o Structure Conduct Performance
o Market Based View
o Porters Five Forces
o Resource Based View
o Knowledge Based View

- Empirical Issues (Based on published research papers)
o Competition / Concentration
o Profitability
o Impact of Innovation / R&D
o Efficiency
o Market power
o Econometric Approaches
LiteratureCarlton and Perloff: Modern Industrial Organization 4th ed., Pearson Addison Wesley.
Several theoretical and empirical IO related research papers
Prerequisites / NoticeBasic knowledge in microeconomic theory and particularly in econometric analysis (regression techniques) are highly recommended. Experience with the application of statistical software is advantageous
752-0150-00LAgricultural Economics in the World Food System - Food Sciences Restricted registration - show details
Only for Food Science Bachelor.
3 credits2V + 1AD. J. Wüpper
AbstractThis course aims to deepen students' understanding of the foundations of agricultural economics and presents empirical applications. The main research areas covered are the analysis of markets, policies, and farmers' decision making.
ObjectiveAfter the successful completion of the course, students are able to use economic concepts to analyse research questions and practical problems in the area of agricultural and food economics.
Contentusing case studies from Europe and developing countries, various concepts are taught. The main topics are i) producer decisions, agribusiness, policies, markets, agricultural systems in developing countries
Lecture notesteaching materials are provided during the semester