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Agricultural Economics

Agricultural economics is an applied field of economics concerned with the application of economic theory in optimizing the production and distribution of food and fiber. Agricultural economics began as a branch of economics that specifically dealt with land usage, it focused on maximizing the crop yield while maintaining a good soil ecosystem. Throughout the 20th century the discipline expanded and the current scope of the discipline is much broader. Agricultural economics today includes a variety of applied areas, having considerable overlap with conventional economics. Agricultural economists have made substantial contributions to research in economics, econometrics, development economics, and environmental economics. Agricultural economics influences food policy, agricultural policy, and environmental policy.

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Total Publications
Lifetime
114,583
Prior Five Years
28,499
Total Citations
Lifetime
1,544,280
Prior Five Years
190,856
Total Scholars
Lifetime
23,633
Prior Five Years
13,795

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#3
Germany
#4
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#4
Canada
#5
United States
#5
Switzerland
#6
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#6
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#7
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#7
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#8
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#8
Belgium
#9
Belgium
#9
United States
#10
United States
#10
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