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

; ; ; ; (2021) Ranchers or pastoralists? Farm size, specialisation and production strategy amongst cattle farmers in south-eastern Kazakhstan. Pastoralism 11

; ; (2021) Меры продовольственной политики в условиях COVID-19 в Центральной Азии и на Кавказе: Подведение итогов первого года пандемии. IAMO Policy Brief No. 43, Halle (Saale).

; ; (2021) Food policy measures in response to COVID-19 in Central Asia and the Caucasus: Taking stock after the first year of the pandemic. IAMO Policy Brief No. 43, Halle (Saale).

; (2021) Happiness and personal wealth: An updated research synthesis using an online findings archive. EHERO Working Papers, Rotterdam.

; (2021) Прийняття рішень в галузі аграрної політики на основі фактичних даних - німецький досвід та варіанти для України. Agriculture Policy Report, German-Ukrainian Agricultural Policy Dialogue, Kiew.

; (2021) Evidenzbasierte agrarpolitische Entscheidungsfindung - deutsche Erfahrungen und Optionen für die Ukraine. Agriculture Policy Report, German-Ukrainian Agricultural Policy Dialogue, Kiew.

; ; ; (2021) The best practices and potential of smallholders’ participation in short value chains in the Western Balkans and Turkey. JRC Technical Report, Luxembourg.

; ; ; ; (2021) Obstacles to the revival of mobile grazing systems in Kazakhstan. In: Proceedings of the XXIV International Grassland Congress / XI International Rangeland Congress (Sustainable Use of Grassland and Rangeland Resources for Improved Livelihoods): Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization.

; (2021) Policy analysis with Melitz-type gravity model: Evidence from Kyrgyzstan. IAAE.

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