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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

; ; ; ; ; (2019) Modeling the spatial distribution of grazing intensity in Kazakhstan. PLOS ONE 14 (1): 1-27.

; (2019) CSR as hypocrisy avoidance: A conceptual framework. Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal

; (2019) The impact of green economy measures on rural employment: Green jobs in farms. Journal of Cleaner Production 208: 541-551.

; ; ; (2019) Revealing the determinants of wheat yields in the Siberian breadbasket of Russia with Bayesian networks. Land Use Policy 80: 21-31.

; (2018) Spite and preemptive retaliation after tournaments. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization

; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (2018) Impact assessment tool to assess the resilience of farming systems and their delivery of private and public goods (D 5.1). 0

; ; (2018) Der Klimawandel gefährdet den boomenden Getreidesektor in der Ukraine. Ukraine-Analysen (210): 2-10.

; (2018) Braucht der Bodenmarkt Regulierung? Agrarheute : Landwirtschaft auf den Punkt gebracht (12): 31.

; ; ; (2018) Resilience of Agricultural Enterprises, Analysis of the Importance of Its Factors and Integration Processes (According to the Data of Northwest of Russia). In: Epomen Scientific Journal No. 15 (July 2018): Proceedings of the 14th International conference "Agrarian Economy of Russia: Problems and Vectors of Development", 243-275: Epomen Ltd.

; (2018) Regression analysis of sale growth factors and resilience of agricultural enterprises in the North-West of Russia - Part 1. Ekonomika sel’skochozjajstvennych i pererabatyvajuščich predprijatij, Moskva (12): 25-32.

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