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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

; ; (2022) Does own wealth and wealth of others matter for life satisfaction? SUERF The Eurpean Money and Finance Forum.

; (2022) Agrifood trade in Central Asia and the South Caucasus during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. FAO bulletin (9): 7-15.

; (2022) Policy analysis with Melitz-type gravity model: Evidence from Kyrgyzstan. Journal of Asian Economics 80

; ; (2022) Understanding the market potential of products from alternative food networks in a transition economy - A discrete choice experiment. British Food Journal 124 (13): 183-199.

; ; (2022) Wealth and subjective well-being in Germany. Deutsche Bundesbank Discussion Paper, Frankfurt am Main.

; ; (2022) Investment traps and resilience to shocks: An experimental study of Central Asian collective water governance. Irrigation and Drainage

; (2022) 30 years of farm restructuring and water management reforms in Central Asia. Central Asian Journal of Water Research 8 (1): 49-56.

; (eds) (2022) Special Issue: 30 years of farm restructuring and water management reforms in Central Asia. Central Asian Journal of Water Research, Vol. 8, No. 1.

; (2022) The impact of COVID-19 on agrifood systems and rural areas in Central Asia and Caucasus countries: Final report of a study commissioned by FAO. IAMO Discussion Paper No. 198, Halle (Saale): IAMO.

; ; (2022) Decentralized public farmland conveyance: Rental rights auctioning in Ukraine. Land Use Policy 114

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