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.
Jamali Jaghdani, Tinoush; Kvartiuk, Vasyl (2021) The Energy-Water Nexus in Iran: The political economy of energy subsidies for groundwater pumping. In: Hülsmann, S., Jampani, M. (eds.): A nexus approach for sustainable development: Integrated resources management in resilient cities and multifunctional land-use systems, 107-128: Springer.
Rajkovic, Borislav; Duric, Ivan (2020) Building trust in a digital age: Contribution of social media platforms towards trust creation in agriculture (Preliminary results from consumers' survey in Serbia). IAMO Annual 22: 24-29.
Tao, Chang; Zhao, Qiran; Glauben, Thomas; Ren, Yanjun (2020) Does dietary diversity reduce the risk of obesity?: Empirical evidence from rural school children in China. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17 (21)
Ghvanidze, Sophie; Bitsch, Linda; Hanf, Jon Henrich; Svanidze, Miranda (2020) “The Cradle of Wine Civilization” — Current developments in the wine industry of the Caucasus. Caucasus Analytical Digest (117): 9-14.
Svanidze, Miranda; Götz, Linde (2020) Grain import dependency and food security in the South Caucasus. Caucasus Analytical Digest (117): 15-20.
Martyshev, Pavlo; Vakhitov, Volodymyr (2020) Ukraine: Granary or desert?CANactions magazine (2)
Martyshev, Pavlo; Vakhitov, Volodymyr (2020) Ukraine: Granary or desert?