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Food and nutrition economics : fundamentals for health sciences / George C. Davis and Elena L. Serrano.

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Subject: Nutrition > Economic aspects.
Food supply > Economic aspects.

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  • ISBN: 9780190876609 (ebook)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.

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General Note: This edition previously issued in print: 2016.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Target Audience Note: Specialized.
Source of Description Note: Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on October 17, 2017).

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