Introduction to general economics applied to Biotechnology. Policy instruments applied to Biotechnology.
The course aims, first, to provide the students with basic knowledge about economics, business, and politics, helping them to understand the economic implications of the production of biotechnological goods and services, as well as the legal framework within which biotechnological policies are developed. Next, such concepts will be applied to the primary sectors of biotechnology: food, the environment, and health, which will allow for the development of economic and political aspects more specific to biotechnology in the current political-economic reality.
The interest in the future career lies primarily in that the students will learn, understand, analyze, and evaluate aspects about the economic and political realities of biotechnology. Such knowledge is fundamental for future employment in the biotechnology sector.