Wageningen, Netherlands

PhD course Risk Analysis and Risk Management in Agriculture: Updates on Modelling and Applications

when 27 August 2018 - 31 August 2018
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 500

Participants will learn theories concerning risk analysis and risk coping strategies and will develop proficiency with software to facilitate the initiation of their own research in topics related to risk in agriculture. The course deals with both conceptual and methodological issues.

Course leader

dr.ir. MPM (Miranda) Meuwissen, Wageningen University

Target group

The course is oriented toward PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers and others with background in agricultural and applied economics.
Microeconomic theory at the graduate level such as covered by H.R. Varian in “Microeconomic Analysis” is assumed to be familiar. Econometric theory and applications at the graduate level are required and some exposure to panel data econometrics is desirable.

Course aim

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:

Understand theories underlying risk and risk management decision making.
Model risk including copulas.
Critically assess econometric analyses with regard to adoption of risk management tools.
Model whole-farm risk management decisions.
Reflect on current (EU) policy developments with regard to risk management

Credits info

3 EC
Participants will hand in four practical reports at the end of each practical session, which in turn makes them eligible to obtain the amount of 3 credits (according to ECTS)

Fee info

EUR 500: Graduate Schools: WASS, PE&RC and WIMEK/SENSE PhDs with TSP: € 250
All other PhD candidates and Postdocs and staff of the above mentioned Graduate Schools: € 500
EUR 750: All others


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