Agricultural Economics^

^Sustainable Food Systems Track course

Instructor: Bipasha Chatterjee

Fulfills requirement: Food Economics and Sustainability (FES) OR Case Study (CS)
Day: Thursday
Dates: Oct. 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9 (Module 2, 5 sessions)
Time: 6:10 – 8:10 PM
Room location: Schermerhorn Extension 652
Course ID: ENVB 0520 N
Call number: 79697

Course Description

This course takes an in-depth look at the causes of hunger and malnutrition, the economics of agricultural development and world food systems, the measures for achieving food security for all, and the future of agriculture and food systems under climate change. The course will rely on recent case studies to illustrate and analyze the underlying political and economic structures influencing these issues.

About the Instructor

Bipasha Chatterjee is an environmental economist and a policy consultant with post-graduate degrees from the University of Cambridge, UK and from the London School of Economics, UK. She started her career with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome, Italy and went on to work as a governance reform consultant (KPMG and AEA GROUP) in the UK. She has extensive experience in working on environmental and climate change policy issues. She has led projects in the areas of climate change mitigation action, Kyoto Protocol and clean development mechanism (CDM), renewable energy-related research, and advisory work. She is currently an Executive Education Instructor for the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability teaching courses on Environmental Policy and Agricultural Economics. She also teaches BA and MA Environmental Economic courses at Hunter College, City University of New York & Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute.