Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics


One day excursion to rice planting in the terrace land.

This department conducts education and research on the international food system from the viewpoint of social sciences with the aim of maintaining a stable supply of safe food and sustainable development of food industries and regional societies. The main aims of each division are as follows:
(1) international/domestic agricultural policies and structure, (2) farm management and rural planning, (3) food industrial organization and international food trade, (4) food distribution economics and food marketing, and (5) environmental economics and policy.

Educational Course: Agricultural & Resource Economics

1.Food & Agricultural Policies

Shoichi ITO, Ph.D., M.Sc., Professor
Hiroshi ISODA, Ph.D., M.Sc., Associate Professor

1) Contemporary structure of globalization and modern capitalism
2) Historical development of agri-food policy
3) Policy issues in agri-food system restructuring
4) Structural changes in agriculture and agri-food business
5) Political economy of agri-bio technology
2.Agricultural & Farm Management

Teruaki NANSEKI, Ph.D., M.Sc., Professor
Yosuke CHOMEI, Assistant Professor

1) Effective and efficient management of resources and administration of farms and agribusinesses
2) Environment analysis of farms and agribusinesses
3) Development strategies of farms and agribusinesses
4) Analysis and development of decision making tools of agricultural and rural organizations
5) International comparison of agricultural and rural organizations
3.Quantitative Food Economic Analysis

Koshi MAEDA, Ph.D., M.Sc., Associate Professor

1) Imperfect competition in food industry
2) Food industrial policy
3) Oligopolistic competition in international food trade
4) Trade policy and food security
5) Econometric analysis and simulation
4.Food Marketing & Distribution

Susumu FUKUDA, Ph.D., M.Sc., Professor
Masahiro MORITAKA, Ph.D., M.Sc., Associate Professor

1) Food demand & supply system and food market structure
2) Transaction and price formation in food market
3) Functions and organization of food industry
4) Resources circulation and food safety in food industry
5) International comparison of agricultural trade structure and food demand & supply system
5.Environmental Economics

Mitsuyasu YABE, Ph.D., Professor
Goshi SATO, Ph.D., M.Sc., Assistant Professor

1) Environmental management of natural resources and bio-resources
2) External effect of agricultural production and rural development
3) Sustainable agriculture and rural development
4) Resource development and environmental conservation
5) International comparison of agri-environmental policies

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