This course will introduce, analyse and debate food security through an economics lens. Famines, chronic food insufficiency, vulnerability and under-nutrition are some of the instances of food insecurity. The objective of the course is to understand the factors that underlie food insecurity and their consequences. Students will read comparative development case studies and learn about food markets, policy issues and governance in specific contexts.
Prerequisites: ECO-2101 (Microeconomic Theory I), ECO-2400 (Econometrics)