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751-2903-00L  Evaluation of Agricultural Policies

SemesterAutumn Semester 2017
LecturersM. Stolze, S. Mann
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman

AbstractThe course focuses on agricultural eeconomic research with particular focus on policy evaluation. We impart insights in the issue of policy evaluation as part of agricultural economics research.
ObjectiveFocus: Policy Evaluation
The students are to...
- have a critical look at different angles of agri-economic research
- study scientific literature of the focus theme
- consider strengths, weaknesses and the application of research approaches
- apply knowledge gained from other courses with respect to the focus theme
- get insights in agricultural economic research of the national research institutions by visiting Agroscope and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL)
- be capable to conduct evaluations and critically reflect evaluation results
ContentUnit: Subject
01: Introduction
02: The normative frame for policy evaluation
03: Excursion to Frick
04: Public Politics for Evaluation
05: Application of Evaluations
06: Quantitive Methods
07: Excursion to Tänikon
08: Qualitative Methods
09: Case Study
10: Examination
Lecture notesHandouts (power point presentations)
Literature1) Bussmann Werner, Klöti Ulrich und Knoepfel Peter, 2004 (Hrsg). Einführung in die Politikevaluation. Helbling&Lichtenhahn. In German language. Will be privided by the lectures in unit 01.

2) Vedung Evert, 2000. Public Policy and Program Evaluation. ISBN 0-7658-0687-8.
Prerequisites / NoticeUnit 03: 1 day course at FiBL in 5070 Frick,

Unit 09: 1 day course at Agroscope in Tänikon, 8356 Ettenhausen,