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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

; ; (2019) Long- and short-term determinants of water user cooperation: Experimental evidence from Central Asia. World Development 113: 10-25.

; ; (2018) Zuwanderung nach Deutschland und die Stellung von Ausländern auf dem Arbeitsmarkt. In: Petrick, M., Wiener, B. (Hrsg.): Landwirtschaftliches Personalmanagement im Kontext internationaler Zuwanderung nach Deutschland : ein Lehrmodul für Führungskräfte, 87-135: Universitätsverlag Halle-Wittenberg.

; ; (2018) Landwirtschaftliche Beschäftigung in Deutschland im Kontext gesellschaftlichen Wandels. In: Petrick, M., Wiener, B. (Hrsg.): Landwirtschaftliches Personalmanagement im Kontext internationaler Zuwanderung nach Deutschland : ein Lehrmodul für Führungskräfte, 1-48: Universitätsverlag Halle-Wittenberg.

; (2018) Non-farm employment trends and policy in rural areas of Samarkand region (Uzbekistan). IAMO Discussion Paper No. 176, Halle (Saale): IAMO.

; ; (2018) Policies to unlock Kazakhstan's agricultural potential. In: Anderson, K., Capannelli, G., Ginting, E., Taniguchi, K. (eds.): Kazakhstan: Accelerating economic diversification, 21-72: Asian Development Bank.

; ; (2018) Does an agroforestry scheme with payment for ecosystem services (PES) economically empower women in sub-Saharan Africa? Ecosystem Services 31, Part A: 1-11.

; ; ; ; ; (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.

; ; ; ; (2018) Linking smallholder vegetable producers to markets - A comparison of a vegetable producer group and a contract-farming arrangement in the Lushoto District of Tanzania. Journal of Rural Studies 63: 168-179.

; ; (2018) Go west? Emigration intentions of young Bulgarian agricultural specialists. Journal of Rural Studies 62: 134-145.

; ; ; (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.

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