Intensive Lecture Course by Prof. Xiaohua YU (University of Göttingen) on December 25-28, 2018

As part of a series of international collaborative courses offered by the Social Sciences and Humanities Unit for the Kyoto University Top Global Course (AGST), the Division of Natural Resource Economics will hold an intensive lecture course entitled “Consumer Behavior and Demand Analysis for Food and Nutrition” (Special Lecture on Natural Resources Economics VB) , taught by Prof. Xiaohua YU from the University of Göttingen on December 25-28, 2018.

[Course Title]

Special Lecture on Natural Resources Economics VB (生物資源経済学特別講義VB) (Code: FC09000)

“Consumer Behavior and Demand Analysis for Food and Nutrition”

[Number of credits]

1 (one)


Prof. Xiaohua YU

Chair Professor of Agricultural Economics in Developing and Transition
Countries, Courant Research Centre “Poverty, Equity, and Growth”, and
Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development,
University of Göttingen.

He is also Project Professor in the Top Global University Program at Kyoto University (2016-present).


December 25 (Tue): Lect. 1 (13:00-14:30) + Lect. 2 (14:45-16:15) + Lect. 3 (16:30-18:00)

December 26 (Wed): Lect. 4 (10:30-12:00) + Lect. 5 (14:45-16:15) + Lect. 6 (16:30-18:00)

December 27 (Thur): Lect. 7 (13:00-14:30) + Lect. 8 (14:45-16:15)

December 28 (Fri): Final Exam (13:00-14:30)



December 25 (Tue): 

Kobayashi-Masukawa Memorial Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Masukawa Bldg for Education and Research, North Campus [北部総合教育研究棟1F 小林・益川記念室(セミナー室)]

December 26 (Wed)- 28 (Fri): 

Room E217, 2nd Floor, Faculty/Graduate School of Agriculture Main Bldg.

Click  here  for a map of the venues.



[Outline and purpose of the course]

This course is designed for graduate-level students at Kyoto University, and helps understand fundamental economic theory of consumer behaviors and practice demand analysis, and  basic empirical methods for food and nutrition demand and nutrition .

This course includes two parts:  Part I introduces the basic theory and Part II applies the theory to demand analysis using data from developing countries. After a brief review of the basic theory, this course will focus on

  • Econometric models for demand analysis
  • Extension of basic theories
  • Estimation of Demand for Nutrition

[Syllabus & Flyer]

Please see  Syllabus and  Flyer  for further information.


[For Academic Credit]: Registration on KULASIS is already closed.

   ■Students at GSA (Graduate School of Agriculture):

     Please register via KULASIS during the designated registration period:

         ・September 21-October 11:  Timetable creation

         ・October 12-16: Registration

         ・October 19-22: Correction

         ・October 24 (5:00 pm): Confirmation of registration

   ■Students at other Graduate Schools

   Students at other Graduate Schools also can register for this course via KULASIS. However, the registration period may differ from one Graduate School to another. Please contact the student affairs office of your affiliated Graduate School for more detailed information about the course registration procedure.

[For Non-credit Participation]:

  Please register with Assistant Teaching Staff Mr. Makoto Kuroda by contacting him at:

  kuroda.makoto.6a[at] (please replace [at] with @)

   by December 14, 2018.

  ※Registration for non-credit participation will be accepted on a first-come and first-served basis and will be closed upon reaching the full capacity.


Makoto KURODA, Assistant Teaching Staff, Division of Natural Resource Economics, Graduate School of Agriculture

E-mail: kuroda.makoto.6a[at] (please replace [at] with @)

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