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Department Agricultural Policy

External Environment for Agriculture and Policy Analysis

This department researches institutions involved in agricultural development in transition economies from a micro-economic perspective. The work of the Department Agricultural Policy thus contributes to understanding the interconnections between institutions, agricultural policies and transition processes in rural areas of formerly planned economies in Europe and Asia.

Investigations appraise various agricultural policy measures' impacts on producers, consumers and public budgets. Studies also cover various effects of institutional reforms on agricultural production, economic development of rural areas and the use of natural resources. Further themes of interest include organizing agricultural production and food marketing. The theoretical foundation of the department’s work is an elementary component of its applied research and ranges from neoclassical theories via games theory to institutional economics approaches. The department’s scientists publish their research findings in leading international journals and derive scientifically-based policy recommendations.

Latest publications of the department

; ; (2019) Реструктуризация хозяйств в Узбекистане: Ее реализация и дальнейшие действия. World Bank Working Papers, Washington, D.C..

; ; (2019) Farm restructuring in Uzbekistan : How did it go and what is next? World Bank Working Papers, Washington, D.C..

; (2019) Herd Growth, Farm Organisation and Subsidies in the Dairy Sector of Russia and Kazakhstan. Journal of Agricultural Economics

; (2019) Water management paradigm shifts in the Caspian Sea region: Review and outlook. Journal of Hydrology 568: 997-1006.

; ; ; ; (2019) Brain drain in Russian agriculture? Migration sentiments among skilled Russian rural youth. Europe-Asia Studies

; ; (2019) Long- and short-term determinants of water user cooperation: Experimental evidence from Central Asia. World Development 113: 10-25.

; ; ; (2019) Groundwater regulation in case of overdraft: national groundwater policy implementation in north-west China. International Journal of Water Resources Development 35 (2): 264-282.

; ; ; ; (2018) Market adoption and diffusion of fecal sludge-based fertilizer in developing countries: Cross-country analyses. Resource Recovery & Reuse Series, Colombo.

; ; (2018) Is agribusiness different? Firm-level evidence of perceived corruption in post-Soviet countries. Eastern European Economics 56 (6): 504-521.

; ; (2018) Career expectations of undergraduate and graduate students at agricultural universities in Uzbekistan. IAMO Discussion Paper No. 179, Halle (Saale): IAMO.

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