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Food Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Why, What and How We Eat: Economics

Scope

Agriculture, whether on a small farm or on an industrial scale, is always a business whether it incorporates financial transactions or an exchange of goods. 

What incentives drive a farmer to choose one practice over another?What factors affect consumers in their choices of consumption?

Lunchtime Economics

Nate Bischoff, 14, picks out tomatoes at Piazza's grocery store in Palo Alto, Calif., on Aug. 27, 2008. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

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Use these databases to find articles about economics:

  • EconLit
    Indexes articles in economics, including economic history, economic theory, microeconomics, macroeconomics, and finance.
  • JSTOR
    Articles from the core scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and basic sciences.
  • ABI/Inform
    Covers business and economic conditions, corporate strategies, management techniques, as well as competitive and product information.

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