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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

; ; (2020) Is there a role for agricultural production cooperatives in agricultural development? Evidence from China. Outlook on Agriculture

; ; ; ; (2020) Can p-values be meaningfully interpreted without random sampling?Statistics Surveys 14: 71-91.

; ; (2020) Ausländische Arbeitskräfte in der sächsischen Landwirtschaft. In: Albrecht, C., Pohl, T.: Arbeitskräfte und Berufsnachwuchs in den Grünen Berufen. Schriftenreihe des LfULG, Heft 4/2020 (Anlagenband), 183-222: Sächsisches Landesamt für Umwelt, Landwirtschaft und Geologie.

; (2020) An empirical analysis of institutional change and land use in transition economies. In: Land and Poverty Conference 2020: Institutions for Equity and Resilience Conference Proceedings: World Bank.

; ; (2020) Measuring dynamic effects of remittances on poverty and inequality with evidence from Kosovo. Eastern European Economics

; ; ; ; ; ; (2020) Transition of agriculture in Altai Krai: The role of structural change, introduction of modern soil cultivation practices and agricultural policy. In: Frühauf, M., Guggenberger, G., Meinel, T., Theesfeld, I., Lentz, S. (Hrsg.): KULUNDA: Climate smart agriculture, South Siberian agro-steppe as pioneering region for sustainable land use, 231-240: Springer.

; ; ; ; (2020) Return to the countryside: The return intentions of highly educated young people in the Akmola province of northern Kazakhstan. Population, Space and Place 26 (2): 1-14.

; ; (2020) Environmental degradation. In: Xenarios, S., Schmidt-Vogt, D., Qadir, M., Janusz-Pawletta, B., Abdullaev, I. (eds.): The Aral Sea Basin: Water for sustainable development in Central Asia, 67-85: Routledge.

; ; (2020) Measuring human recognition for women in Malawi using the Alkire Foster Method of multidimensional poverty counting. Social Indicators Research 147 (3): 805-824.

; ; (2020) Options for agricultural service cooperatives in a postsocialist economy: Evidence from Romania. Outlook on Agriculture 49 (1): 57-65.

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