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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) Bleiben oder gehen? Wie uns der Klimawandel in Bewegung setzt. MINT-Zirkel 11 (3)

; ; (2022) Community, state and market: Understanding historical water governance evolution in Central Asia. IAMO Discussion Paper No. 200, Halle (Saale): IAMO.
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; ; ; (2022) Agricultural livelihoods, adaptation, and environmental migration in sub-Saharan drylands: A meta-analytical review. Environmental Research Letters 17 (8)

; ; ; (2022) An analysis of farm support measures in the Republic of Moldova. IAMO Discussion Paper No. 199, Halle (Saale): IAMO.
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; ; ; ; (2022) Producer organisations in an export-oriented value chain: What motivates small-scale farmers in Kosovo to collaborate?European Countryside 14 (2): 379 - 396.

; (2022) Migration, Rücküberweisungen und Lebenszufriedenheit im ländlichen Kosovo. IAMO Jahreszahl 24: 33-42.

; (2022) 2020 - das erste Jahr der COVID-19-Pandemie in Zentralasien und im Kaukasus: Staatliche Reaktionen und deren Folgen für Landwirtschaft und ländliche Gebiete. IAMO Jahreszahl 24: 5-24.

; ; (2022) Der Einsatz nachhaltiger landwirtschaftlicher Praktiken und betriebliche Investitionen in Gebieten mit Bewässerungslandwirtschaft in Zentralasien im Vergleich: Daten aus Erhebungen bei Agrarbetrieben in Kasachstan und Usbekistan. IAMO Jahreszahl 24: 73-83.

; ; (2022) Dynamics of food consumption during political instability: Evidence from Kyrgyzstan. Agricultural Economics Society.

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

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