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Department Structural Change

Structural Development of Farms and Rural Areas

This department researches process complexities of agrarian structural change. Special focus is placed on inherent dynamics, influencing factors and effects, which are analyzed on various analytical levels by means of a broad array of methodical instruments.

Research subjects are, firstly, the development of enterprises in the agricultural and food sector, including their strategies and organization. Secondly, the effects that changing framework conditions such as agricultural policies have on agricultural businesses and structural change are analyzed. Thirdly, institutional economics and system theory questions relating to the role of nonprofit organizations and civil society engagement in the agricultural and food sector are investigated. A fourth focus is on interdependencies between the environment, resources, structural change and growth, in which context the changes of land use are studied or agricultural production potentials are assessed.

The department’s key methodical competencies are in the field of computational economics, particularly agent-based modeling. Further methodological expertise has been developed in spatial econometry, data mining, econometric methods, as well as productivity and efficiency analyses.

Latest publications of the department

; ; ; ; ; ; (2021) Rapid assessment of climate risks for irrigated agriculture in two river basins in the Aral Sea Basin. Agricultural Water Management 243

(2020) Ich, Mutter?!In: Czerney, S., Eckert, L., Martin, S. (Hrsg.): Mutterschaft und Wissenschaft : Die (Un-)Vereinbarkeit von Mutterbild und wissenschaftlicher Tätigkeit, 115-122: Springer.

; ; (2020) Determinants of vulnerability to climate-induced water stress in CAREC. 0

; ; ; (2020) Climate vulnerability, infrastructure, finance and governance in CAREC region. 0

; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (2020) Being a doctoral researcher in the Leibniz Association: 2019 Leibniz PhD Network Survey report. 0

(2020) Німецький досвід організації ефективної системи відомчих аграрних досліджень: Oпції для дій в Україні. Agriculture Policy Report, German-Ukrainian Agricultural Policy Dialogue, Київ.

(2020) Deutsche Erfahrungen bei der Gestaltung einer effizienten Agrarressortforschung: Handlungsoptionen für die Ukraine. Agriculture Policy Report, German-Ukrainian Agricultural Policy Dialogue, Kiew.

(2020) Вимоги до належної наукової роботи: Останні тенденції та вимоги до аграрних досліджень в Україні. Agriculture Policy Report, German-Ukrainian Agricultural Policy Dialogue, Київ.

; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (2020) D5.6 Impacts of improved strategies and policy options on the resilience of farming systems across the EU. 0

; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (2020) D5.4 Submitted open access papers on resilience assessment of current farming systems across the EU. 0

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