This Learning Lab will introduce advanced researchers in health, agricultural and veterinary sciences to the analytical methods used by economists to explain and predict behaviour related to food production and markets, and their implications for dietary intake. The causal framework used in economics begins with individual behaviours and their interactions to generate observed outcomes at the level of each household, community and country. This Learning Lab will introduce and explain this conceptual framework and provide examples of its empirical application to agriculture and nutrition in Nepal and elsewhere.
Participants will be able to:
Doctoral-level researchers with advanced training in the health and veterinary sciences or agriculture, but little or no exposure to economics research methods.
Lecture and discussion
Level and prerequisites
Basic -- Participants are encouraged to read this beforehand: http://www.karger.com/Article/Pdf/452378.