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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

; (2021) Liberal land reform in Kazakhstan? The effect on land rental and credit markets. World Development 138

; (2021) The Energy-Water Nexus in Iran: The political economy of energy subsidies for groundwater pumping. In: Hülsmann, S., Jampani, M. (eds.): A nexus approach for sustainable development: Integrated resources management in resilient cities and multifunctional land-use systems, 107-128: Springer.

(2020) Abschließender Sachstandsbericht Leibniz-Wettbewerb: Political economy of agricultural policies in federal systems (FEDAGRIPOL). 0

; (2020) Redistributive politics in Russia: The political economy of agricultural subsidies. Comparative Economic Studies

; ; ; ; (2020) Sind Notkredite besser als Zuschüsse?DLG-Mitteilungen 2020 (8): 30-33.

; (2020) Statistical data on farming structures, land use and agricultural output for provinces in five Central Asian countries 1992-2015 (Version: 1.0.0). SowiDataNet|datorium.

; (2020) Mitigating the impact of SARS-COV-2 crisis on Albanian agriculture. 0

; (2020) Kleinbäuerliche Landwirtschaft im Wandel: Ist inklusives Wachstum machbar?, Nachbericht zum IAMO Forum 2019. IAMO Jahreszahl 22: 91-98.

; (2020) Social remittances als Motor des gesellschaftlichen Wandels im Kosovo. IAMO Jahreszahl 22: 66-74.

; ; (2020) Reformen des Baumwollsektors in Zentralasien. IAMO Jahreszahl 22: 49-58.

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