Rural Economics


Undergraduate level | 5th semester | Elective Unit | ΟΚ0503


Credit Units ECTS: 5 

Teaching Hours (Weekly): 3   

Course Type: General Knowledge

Prequisites: --

Teaching and Examination Language: Greek

For Erasmus students study course and exams are offered in English.

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Course Material

  • Farm economics introduction
  • Coefficients of the agricultural holdings production
  • The types, the size and the forms of organization of farms
  • Greek farms problems
  • Farm production planning and decision making procedures
  • Calculation and analysis of production costs and economic performance of agricultural holdings
  • Employment and multiple jobs in rural areas

Learning Outcomes

The course aims at analyzing the agricultural sector as an economic and productive activity. Lectures also include analysis of the types, the size and organizational forms and problems of Greek farms Problems and proper utilization of the rural household. Analysis and calculation of the production costs and economic performance of the agricultural holdings. Farm production planning and decision making. Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to analyze:

  • The basic concepts of the rural economy.
  • The cost of agricultural products production.
  • To calculate, to interpret and evaluate the economic outcome of the farms.
  • The potential and conditions for rural development.

General Skills

  • Decision making
  • Leadership
  • Team Work
  • Work in an international context
  • New and innovative ideas (Innovative Skills)
  • Creativity skills
  • Planning and project management

Learning and Teaching Techniques - Evaluation

Teaching Methods: Face to Face

Use of ICT: Powerpoint presentations | E-class learning support

Course Organization:

ActivitySemester Work Load
Lectures 39
Scientific literature study 26
Essay writing 20
Independent home study 40
Total 125

 Assessment Methods:

I. Final written examination (60%) including:

    • Short answer questions
    • Theory comparative evaluation

II. Midtermwrittenexamination (20%) with shortanswer questions

III. Essay (20%)

Suggested Bibliography

    • Λιανός, Θ., Δαμιανός Δ., Μέργος Γ., Ντεμούσης Μ. και Σ. Κατρανίδης (2016), «Αγροτική Οικονομική. Θεωρία και Πολιτική», Δ΄ έκδοση, Εκδόσεις Σταμούλης
    • Θεοδωροπούλου Ελένη. (2015). «Αγροτική Οικιακή Οικονομία». Εκδόσεις Παριζιάνου
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