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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.

Selected publications of the department

; ; (2016) Russisches Importverbot für Schweinfleisch - Handelsumlenkung und hohe Lebensmittelpreise. IAMO Jahreszahl 18: 57-64.

; ; ; (2016) Export Restrictions and Smooth Transition Cointegration: Export Quotas for Wheat in Ukraine. Journal of Agricultural Economics 67 (2): 398-419.

; (2016) The French Revolution and German Industrialization: Dubios Models and Doubtful Causality. Journal of Institutional Economics 12 (1): 161-190.

; ; (2016) Asymmetric cost pass-through? Empirical evidence on the role of market power, search and menu costs. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 123: 184-192.

; ; ; ; (2016) Yield and water use efficiency of potato varieties under different soil-moisture stress conditions in the Fergana Valley of Central Asia. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 40 (5): 407-431.

(2016) Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen (1818-1888). In: Institut für bankhistorische Forschung (Hrsg.), Sozialreformer, Modernisierer, Bankmanager - Biographische Skizzen aus der Geschichte des Kreditgenossenschaftswesens, 59-77: Beck.

; (2015) Impact of regional diversity on production potential: an example of Russia. Studies in Agricultural Economics 117 (2): 72-79.

; ; ; (2015) The Rouble Crisis and Russian Wheat Export Controls. Intereconomics - Review of European Economic Policy 50 (4): 227-233.

(2015) Food embargo of the RF and its impact on the markets of importers, producers and consumers of meat and meat products in Russia. APK-Inform.

; ; ; (2015) Economic growth and the demand for dietary quality: Evidence from Russia during transition. Economics and Human Biology 19: 184-203.

List of publications