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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

; ; (2020) Price recall: Brand and store type differences. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services 53

; ; ; (2020) Board gender diversity and firm performance: evidence from the Russian agri-food industry. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 23 (1): 35-53.

; ; (2019) Driving Black Sea Grain Prices: Evidence on CBoT Futures and Exchange Rates. NCCC-134 Annual Meeting organizing committee.

; ; ; (2019) From the Russian food import ban to free trade from Lisbon to Vladivostok – will farmers benefit?Journal of International Studies 12 (4): 20-31.

; (2019) Russia’s rise to become the world’s largest wheat exporter: Implications for the global grain trade. Russian Analytical Digest (244): 7-12.

; ; (2019) How to mobilize grain production potential in Russia?Russian Analytical Digest (244): 2-6.

; ; ; ; (2019) Obesity and food away from home: What drives the socioeconomic gradient in excess body weight?Policy Research Working Paper, Washington.

; (2019) Technischer Fortschritt in der Landwirtschaft und Agrarpreise. IAMO Discussion Paper No. 191, Halle (Saale): IAMO.
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; (2019) Determinants of spatial market efficiency of grain markets in Russia. Food Policy 89

(2019) Milch: Trendwende noch nicht erreicht. DLG-Mitteilungen (9): 18-21.

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