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
Walder, Peter; Fintineru, Gina; Mann, Stefan; Herzfeld, Thomas; Wolz, Axel; Kantelhardt, Jochen (2018) Building an Excellency Network for Heightening Agricultural Economic Research and Education in Romania. In: Agrar- und Ernährungswirtschaft zwischen Ressourceneffizienz und gesellschaftlichen Erwartungen. Schriften der Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaues e.V., Bd. 53, 355-356: Landwirtschaftsverlag Münster.
Traikova, Diana; Möllers, Judith; Petrick, Martin (2018) Go west? Emigration intentions of young Bulgarian agricultural specialists. Journal of Rural Studies 62: 134-145.
Soliev, Ilkhom; Wegerich, Kai; Akramova, Indira; Mukhamedova, Nozilakhon (2018) Balancing the Discussion of Benefit Sharing in Transboundary Water Governance: Stressing the Long-Term Costs in an Empirical Example from Central Asia. International Journal of Water Governance 6: 19-42.
Wolz, Axel; Möllers, Judith; Micu, Marius Mihai (2018) Cooperation among individual farmers in Romania: Constraints and options. Scientific Papers "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and Rural Development" 18 (2): 489-492.
Petrick, Martin (2018) Reform der Entlohnungssysteme in der post-sozialistischen Landwirtschaft: Ostdeutschland und Nordkasachstan im Vergleich. IAMO Jahreszahl 20: 23-30.
Petrick, Martin; Kloss, Mathias (2018) Identifying Agricultural Factor Productivity from Micro-data: A Review of Approaches with an Application to EU Countries. German Journal of Agricultural Economics 67 (2): 67-79.