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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) Corporate social responsibility, nonprofit sector, and the idea of the Commons. In: The third sector and social economy: Ukrainian and international experiences, 10: Poltava State Agrarian Academy.

; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (2021) Marktmacht in landwirtschaftlichen Bodenmärkten – Bedeutung, Messung, Abgrenzung. 0

; ; ; ; ; ; ; (2021) Market power in agricultural land markets: Concepts and empirical challenges. German Journal of Agricultural Economics

(2021) Sustainability in classical institutional economics: A systems theory view. Sustainable Production and Consumption 28: 1500-1507.

; ; (2021) Diskursblockaden in der Debatte um grüne Gentechnik - Analysen und Reformempfehlungen aus ordonomischer Sicht. Agra-Europe 62 (31): 1-21.

; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (2021) Fading opportunities for mitigating agriculture-environment trade-offs in a South American deforestation hotspot. Biological Conservation 262

; ; (2021) Diskursblockaden in der Debatte um grüne Gentechnik – Analysen und Reformempfehlungen aus ordonomischer Sicht. In: Green Deal – Was kommt auf die Land- und Ernährungswirtschaft zu? (Schriftenreihe der Rentenbank, Bd. 37), 93-147: Edmund-Rehwinkel Stiftung.

; (2021) Research software - Sustainable development and support. IAMO Policy Brief No. 42, Halle (Saale).

; (2021) Forschungssoftware – Nachhaltige Entwicklung und Unterstützung. IAMO Policy Brief No. 42, Halle (Saale).

; ; ; ; ; ; ; (2021) Multi-season unmixing of vegetation class fractions across diverse Californian ecoregions using simulated spaceborne imaging spectroscopy data. Remote Sensing of Environment 264

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