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A Modern Guide to Food Economics

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A Modern Guide to Food Economics

9781800372047 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Jutta Roosen, Technical University of Munich, Germany and Jill E. Hobbs, Professor, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Publication Date: March 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80037 204 7 Extent: c 344 pp
This Modern Guide provides detailed theoretical and empirical insights to key areas of research in food economics. It takes a forward-looking perspective on how different actors in the food system shape the sustainability of food production, distribution, and consumption, as well as on major challenges to efficient and inclusive food systems.

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This Modern Guide provides detailed theoretical and empirical insights to key areas of research in food economics. It takes a forward-looking perspective on how different actors in the food system shape the sustainability of food production, distribution, and consumption, as well as on major challenges to efficient and inclusive food systems.

Analysing the main characteristics of modern food markets, chapters introduce readers to the economics of food systems, product differentiation, the mediating role of food retailers, and the increasing significance and complexity of international trade in food. Encapsulating new methods in the study of food consumption and policy, this Modern Guide explores changes in food value chains and consumption. It further pushes the boundaries of food economics to include economic perspectives on the role of social media and technology such as genomics in shaping food systems.

Offering key insights to the state-of-the-art debates in the field, this Modern Guide will be critical reading for graduate students and researchers of food economics. It will also be a timely book for practitioners in the field wishing to take a fresh look at issues shaping food systems.
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‘The Modern Guide is an excellent collection of essays on the modern state-of-the-art in food economics that is an invaluable resource for researchers, students, and individuals interested in understanding and changing the modern food system.’
– Jayson Lusk, Purdue University, US

‘Food systems today reflect new technologies in food production and distribution, and consumers’ demand for a broad range of attributes in food. Conditions that promote innovation and enhance information are key to the markets that have emerged. A Modern Guide to Food Economics provides new insights to economic models, data and analytics for understanding the increasingly complex food environment today.’
– Helen H. Jensen, Iowa State University, US

‘A Modern Guide to Food Economics edited by Jutta Roosen and Jill E. Hobbs will be a must read for all of us who are working on the topic. The carefully edited book with contributions from leading scholars covers the new developments in food economics including food systems, regulatory issues and more.’
– Justus Wesseler, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
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Contributors include: Saleem Alhabash, Beatrice Biondi, Alessandro Bonanno, Metin Çakır, Sara Capacci, Sean B. Cash, Caesar B. Cororaton, Brenna Ellison, Gabriela Fretes, Ellen Goddard, Jill E. Hobbs, Xavier Irz, Anna Josephson, David Just, Leena Lankoski, Chiara Lombardini, Jill J. McCluskey, Mengyan Ma, Mario Mazzocchi, Jeffrey D. Michler, James Mitchell, Mary K. Muth, David Orden, Jutta Roosen, Khadija Rouchdi, Lee Schulz, Sinne Smed, Glynn Tonsor, Jason A. Winfree, David Zilberman

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