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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

; (2023) Monitoring der Landnutzungsänderung in der Ukraine am Beispiel der Region Schytomyr. Ukraine-Analysen (277): 7-14.

; (2023) Registering land and forests: European institutions and practices of landownership. In: van de Grift, L., Müller, D., Unger, C. R. (eds.) (2023): Living with the land: Rural and agricultural actors in twentieth-century Europe - a handbook, Contemporary European History, Vol. 3, 179-204: De Gruyter.

; ; (2023) Living with the land: Introduction. In: van de Grift, L., Müller, D., Unger, C. R. (eds.) (2023): Living with the land: Rural and agricultural actors in twentieth-century Europe - a handbook, Contemporary European History, Vol. 3, 1-13: De Gruyter.

; ; (2023) Living with the land: Rural and agricultural actors in twentieth-century Europe - a handbook.: 363.

; ; ; (2023) The impact of agricultural extension type and form on technical efficiency under transition: An empirical assessment of wheat production in Uzbekistan. Economic Analysis and Policy 77: 203-221.

; (2023) Industrialization in a small open grain economy during the First Globalization: Bulgaria c. 1870-1910. The Economic History Review 76 (1): 169-198.

; (2023) The role of risk rationing in rural credit demand and uptake: Lessons from Kyrgyzstan. Agricultural Finance Review 83 (1): 1-20.

; ; ; (2022) Land productivity and agri-environmental indicators: A case study of Western Balkans. Land 11 (12)

; ; (2022) Determinants of food waste from household food consumption: A case study from field survey in Germany. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19 (21)

; ; ; (2022) The effect of contract farming on the environmentally sustainable production of rice in China. IAMO Annual 24: 59-67.

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