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Faculty of Land and Food Systems

FRE: Food and Resource Economics

FRE 295 (3) Managerial Economics
Economic foundations of managerial decision-making. Organization of the firm, demand theory, cost and production, market structure, competitive strategy, welfare-economic foundations of business regulation. Credit may be obtained for only one of ECON 201, ECON 206, ECON 301, ECON 304, FRE 295, COMM 295. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Either (a) ECON 100 or (b) all of ECON 101, ECON 102; and MATH 105.
FRE 302 (3) Small Business Management in Agri-food Industries
Emphasizes the building of a business plan by exploring topics such as the planning process and financing, marketing and human resource concepts, as applied to an agri-food business, domestically and internationally. [3-0-1]
Prerequisite: One of ECON 101, ECON 310.
FRE 306 (3) Introduction to Global Food Markets
An overview of global food markets including recent trends (e.g., vertical coordination, strategic alliances, multinationals and small firms in niche markets), marketing and trade institutions such as state-trading enterprises and WTO regulations, issues specific to developing nations, and case studies. [3-0-1]
Prerequisite: One of ECON 101, ECON 310.
FRE 340 (3) International Agricultural Development
Characteristics, processes and sources of economic growth, role of agricultural and resource sectors in economic growth, analysis of output and input markets in those sectors, policy failures, tools for empirical analysis of rural markets, growth, and the environment. [3-0]
Prerequisite: One of ECON 100, ECON 101.
FRE 374 (3) Land and Resource Economics
Willingness to pay, opportunity costs, externalities, and market failures in natural resource markets; dynamic efficiency; economic applications including mineral, marine, forest, land, water, and biodiversity. [3-0]
Prerequisite: One of ECON 101, ECON 310.
Equivalency: ECON 374.
FRE 385 (3) Quantitative Methods for Business and Resource Management
Spreadsheet modeling and analysis of business and resource management problems: decision analysis, forecasting, linear programming, simulation modeling, and inventory management. [2-1-0]
Prerequisite: One of ECON 101, ECON 310 and one of LFS 252, BIOL 300, FRST 231, STAT 200.
FRE 402 (3) Market Research and Analysis in Agri-Food Industries
Macro and micro aspects of agri-food market and industry analysis, market strategy, consumer behaviour, secondary market research, quantitative and qualitative market research. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: One of ECON 101, ECON 310.
FRE 420 (3) The Economics of International Trade and the Environment
Market failure and gains from trade in the presence of natural resource externalities; the multilateral trading system and the environment; case studies in trade-related environmental impacts. [3-0]
Prerequisite: One of ECON 301, FRE 295, COMM 295 or 6 credits of upper-level FRE or ECON.
FRE 460 (3) Economics of Food Consumption
Microeconomics of consumer decisions and public policy in food contexts; foodborne illness; economic causes and consequences of obesity; sin taxes and prohibitions; information campaigns and advertising; labeling; food waste and ethics. [3-0]
Prerequisite: One of ECON 101, ECON 301.
FRE 490 (3) Current Issues in Food and Resource Economics
[3-0]
Prerequisite: One of ECON 101, ECON 310.
FRE 501 (3) Commodity Markets and Price Analysis
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FRE 502 (3) Food Market Analysis
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FRE 504 (1.5) Agricultural and Resource Policy Analysis
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FRE 505 (1.5) Agricultural and Resource Policy Analysis - Policy and Project Evaluation Tools
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FRE 515 (3) Agribusiness Management
Credit will be granted for only one of FNH 415, FOOD 515 or FRE 515. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FRE 516 (3) Financial and Marketing Management in Agri-food Industries
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FRE 517 (1.5) Futures Trading in Agricultural Commodities
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FRE 518 (1.5) Survey Design and Data Analysis
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FRE 521 (1-3) d Topics in Food and Resource Economics
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FRE 522 (1.5) Environmental Externalities in the Global Economy
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Prerequisite: All of FRE 502, FRE 526.
FRE 523 (1.5) Resource Economics I
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FRE 524 (1.5) Resource Economics II
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FRE 526 (1.5) Environmental Economics and Policy: Theory
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FRE 527 (1.5) Environmental Economics and Policy: Empirical Analysis
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FRE 528 (3) Applied Econometrics
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FRE 529 (1.5) Estimating Econometric Models
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FRE 530 (1.5) Econometrics with Time Series Data
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FRE 541 (1.5) Project Monitoring and Evaluation in International Development
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FRE 547 (6) Graduating Project
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FRE 585 (3) Quantitative Methods for Business and Natural Resource Management
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

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