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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) Special Communications - Commentary on SARS-COV-2 and agricultural policy. Zagadnienia Ekonomiki Rolnej [Economics of Polish Agriculture] 263 (2): 3-6.

; ; ; ; (2020) Nach der Dürre ist vor der Dürre - Notkredite als sinnvolle staatliche Hilfe. Agra-Europe 61 (25): 1-6.

; ; (2020) Exploring Policy Options in Regulating Rural–Urban Migration with a Bayesian Network: A Case Study in Kazakhstan. European Journal of Development Research

; (2020) Aspekte der Agrarpolitik 2019. German Journal of Agricultural Economics 69 (Supplement): 1-19.

; ; ; ; (2020) A spatial-temporal analysis of the effects of households’ land-use behaviors on soil available potassium in cropland: A case study from urban peripheral region in Northeast China. Land 9 (5)

(2020) Livestock in Central Asia: From rural subsistence to engine of growth?IAMO Discussion Paper No. 193, Halle (Saale): IAMO.
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; (2020) Can self-sufficiency policy improve food security? An inter-temporal assessment of the wheat value-chain in Uzbekistan. Eurasian Geography and Economics

; ; (2020) Agricultural production cooperatives and agricultural development: Is there a niche after all? Findings from an exploratory survey in China. Working Paper / CIRIEC, Liège.

; ; (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.

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