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The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Food Consumption and Policy

Edited by Jayson L. Lusk, Jutta Roosen and Jason F. Shogren

Volume 1, issue Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199569441
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199569441.001.0001

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Economics

The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Food Consumption and Policy

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Historically, the challenge for humans has been to secure a sufficient supply of food to stave off hunger and starvation. As a result, much of the research on food and agriculture in the past century has focused on issues related to production efficiency, food supply, and farm profitability. In recent years, however, farmers, agribusiness, policy makers, and academics have increasingly turned their attention away from the farm and toward the food consumer and to issues related to food consumption. The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Food Consumption and Policy provides an overview of the economics of food consumption and policy relevant to the areas of food and agriculture and policy making. The first section covers the application of the core theoretical and methodological approaches of the economics of food consumption and policy. The second part concentrates on policy issues related to food consumption. Several articles focus on the theoretical and conceptual issues relevant in food markets, such as product bans, labeling, food standards, political economy, and scientific uncertainty. Additional articles discuss policy issues of particular interest to the consumer-end of the food supply chain, such as food safety, nutrition, food security, and development. The final section serves as an introduction to particular issues and current topics in food consumption and policy.

Keywords: food; hunger; starvation; agriculture; production efficiency; food supply; food consumption; policy making; food markets; product bans; labeling; food standards; political economy; supply chain

Book.  928 pages. 

Subjects: Economics

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Introduction in The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Food Consumption and Policy

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Constrained Utility Maximization and Demand System Estimation in The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Food Consumption and Policy

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Household Production Theory and Models in The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Food Consumption and Policy

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Risk Preferences and Food Consumption in The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Food Consumption and Policy

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Behavioral Economics and the Food Consumer in The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Food Consumption and Policy

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Discrete Choice Theory and Modeling in The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Food Consumption and Policy

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Hedonic Price Analysis in Food Markets in The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Food Consumption and Policy

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Non-Market Valuation: Stated Preference Methods in The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Food Consumption and Policy

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Non-Market Valuation: Experimental Methods in The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Food Consumption and Policy

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Consumer Demand in Vertically Differentiated Markets in The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Food Consumption and Policy

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