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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

; (2021) (Un-)Zufriedenheit im ländlichen Raum und in der Landwirtschaft? Eine Analyse der Arbeits- und Lebenszufriedenheit in Deutschland. IAMO Jahreszahl 23: 87-92.
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; (2021) Nutzen chinesische Gemüsebauern "mentale Buchführung" für die Schädlingsbekämpfung?IAMO Jahreszahl 23: 49-58.
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; ; ; ; ; ; ; (2021) Herausforderungen für die ländliche Entwicklung: Wirtschafts- und sozialwissenschaftliche Perspektiven.: 516.

; (2021) Gesetz und Realität: Landrechte in Kasachstan und Usbekistan. IAMO Jahreszahl 23: 9-18.
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(2021) Aspekte der Agrarpolitik 2020. German Journal of Agricultural Economics 70 (Supplement): 1-12.

; ; ; (2021) Determinants of corporate social responsibility among farms in Russia and Kazakhstan: A multilevel approach using survey data. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 24 (4): 697-716.

; (2021) Agricultural support in Russia from the political economy perspective. Russian Analytical Digest (264): 8-12.

(2021) Landwirtschaft als umkämpftes Feld - Interessengruppen in der deutschen Agrarpolitik. Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung.

; ; ; ; (2021) Why villagers stay put – A structural equation model on staying intentions. Journal of Rural Studies 81: 345-357.

; (2021) Liberal land reform in Kazakhstan? The effect on land rental and credit markets. World Development 138

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