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.
Djanibekov, Nodir; Petrick, Martin (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.
Kvartiuk, Vasyl; Herzfeld, Thomas; Martyn, Andriy; Bukin, Eduard (2020) Rental price dynamics of state-owned agricultural land in Ukraine. Agriculture Policy Report, German-Ukrainian Agricultural Policy Dialogue, Kiew.
Herzfeld, Thomas (2020) Special Communications - Commentary on SARS-COV-2 and agricultural policy. Zagadnienia Ekonomiki Rolnej [Economics of Polish Agriculture] 263 (2): 3-6.
Forstner, Bernhard; Herzfeld, Thomas; Hirschauer, Norbert; Mußhoff, Oliver; Offermann, Frank (2020) Nach der Dürre ist vor der Dürre - Notkredite als sinnvolle staatliche Hilfe. Agra-Europe 61 (25): 1-6.
Dufhues, Thomas; Buchenrieder, Gertrud; Sun, Zhanli (2020) Exploring Policy Options in Regulating Rural–Urban Migration with a Bayesian Network: A Case Study in Kazakhstan. European Journal of Development Research