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|Meet Day||M/W||11:40 AM - 1:00 PM||L280|
This course deals with public and private management of an industry sector that encompasses half the world's labor force, half the world's assets, and 40% of consumer purchases. The public policy issues of economic development, trade, nutrition, food safety, the environment, maintaining limited natural resources, protecting plant and animal diversity, intellectual property, genetics, and social and economic priorities will all be developed in case study format. Positioning public agencies and private firms within the developed and developing economies will be an integral part of the course. Wherever possible, the CEO or leading government official involved will be a guest at the class. Students may do a reading and research report for an additional one-half credit. Grading for the course is based on class participation (65%) and two written analyses of case studies (35%).