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Department Agricultural Markets

Agricultural Markets, Marketing and World Agricultural Trade

Based on the guideline "Towards well-functioning agricultural markets", the department’s research activities focus on problems relating to the functionality and coordination of markets along agrarian added-value chains in countries in economic transition. Analyses deal with development deficits in competitive coordination of markets, the increasing significance of transition economies in international agricultural markets, and challenges related to supplying the world’s population with high-quality foods. Research projects include analyses of price formation and competition as well as international trade structures via investigations of enterprise performance and adaptability, demand for health-related nutrition, and issues concerning the development of rural living conditions. A variety of quantitative methods based on micro-theory approaches are employed. Studies aim to enhance our understanding of economic decisions and resulting sectoral and macroeconomic consequences while simultaneously identifying undesired developments and deriving policy recommendations in order to improve the functionality of markets.

Latest publications of the department

; ; ; (2021) Home environment and early development of rural children: Evidence from Guizhou province in China. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18 (11)

; (2021) Explaining German economic modernization: The French Revolution, Prussian reforms, and the inevitable continuity of change. CAIRN.info.

; (2021) Пандемия Covid-19, неравномерное восстановление мировой экономики и морская торговля продовольственными товарами. IAMO Policy Brief No. 40, Halle (Saale).
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; ; (2021) Digitale innovationen bieten Chancen für Agrar- und Ernährungssektor in Eurasien - IAMO Forum 2020. IAMO Jahreszahl 23: 93-102.

; ; (2021) The influence of Russia's 2010/2011 wheat export ban on spatial market integration and transaction costs of grain markets. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

; (2021) Covid-19, unequal economic recovery and maritime food trade. IAMO Policy Brief No. 40, Halle (Saale).
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; (2021) Covid-19, ungleiche wirtschaftliche Erholung und der Seehandel mit Agrargütern. IAMO Policy Brief No. 40, Halle (Saale).
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; ; ; (2021) Supermärkte und Ernährung in ländlichen China: Fluch oder Segen?IAMO Jahreszahl 23: 59-68.
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; ; (2021) Do Credit Constraints Affect Households’ Economic Vulnerability? Empirical Evidence from Rural China. Journal of Integrative Agriculture

; (2021) Protoindustrie und Industrialisierung als treibende Kräfte der Agrarentwicklung: Niederrhein und Sachsen im Vergleich (18. und 19. Jahrhundert). In: Schäfer, M., Steinberg, S., Töpel, V. (Hrsg.): Sachsen und das Rheinland : Zwei Industrieregionen im Vergleich, (Beiträge zur Wirtschaftsgeschichte Sachsens , 14), 57-79: Leipziger Universitätsverlag GmbH.

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