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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) Marktmacht in landwirtschaftlichen Bodenmärkten – Bedeutung, Messung, Abgrenzung. 0

; ; ; (2021) Rural-urban migration and remittances in the Akmola province (Northern Kazakhstan). SowiDataNet|datorium.

; (2021) (Dis)Satisfaction in rural areas and agriculture? An analysis of job and life satisfaction in Germany. IAMO Annual 23: 79-84.

; (2021) Do Chinese vegetable farmers engage in mental budgeting for pest control?IAMO Annual 23: 45-52.

; (2021) The reality of land rights in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. IAMO Annual 23: 9-16.

; (2021) The effects of mental budgeting on the intentions to switch to low-toxicity pesticides: Evidence from vegetable farmers in Sichuan, China. China Agricultural Economic Review 13 (3): 528-547.

; ; ; ; ; ; ; (2021) Herausforderungen für die ländliche Entwicklung: Wirtschafts- und sozialwissenschaftliche Perspektiven, 60. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaues e.V.Berichte über Landwirtschaft 99 (2): 1-33.

; (2021) The determinants of farmer’s decision to adopt sustainable agricultural practices in Uzbekistan. In: Development issues of innovative economy in the agricultural sector, International scientific-practical conference on March 25-26, 2021, 112-118: Tashkent State University of Economics.

; (2021) (Un-)Zufriedenheit im ländlichen Raum und in der Landwirtschaft? Eine Analyse der Arbeits- und Lebenszufriedenheit in Deutschland. IAMO Jahreszahl 23: 87-92.
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; (2021) Nutzen chinesische Gemüsebauern "mentale Buchführung" für die Schädlingsbekämpfung?IAMO Jahreszahl 23: 49-58.
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