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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

; ; ; ; (2020) How green is greening? A fine-scale analysis of spatio-temporal dynamics in Germany. FORLand-Working Paper, Berlin.

; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (2020) Annual Landsat time series reveal post-Soviet changes in grazing pressure. Remote Sensing of Environment 239

; ; (2020) How regional economic integration influence on urban land use efficiency? A case study of Wuhan metropolitan area, China. Land Use Policy 90

; ; ; (2020) Board gender diversity and firm performance: evidence from the Russian agri-food industry. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 23 (1): 35-53.

; ; ; ; (2020) 800 years of agricultural land-use change in Asian (Eastern) Russia. In: Frühauf, M., Guggenberger, G., Meinel, T., Theesfeld, I., Lentz, S. (eds.): KULUNDA: Climate smart agriculture, South Siberian agro-steppe as pioneering region for sustainable land use, 67-87: Springer.

; ; (2019) How to mobilize grain production potential in Russia?Russian Analytical Digest (244): 2-6.

; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (2019) D5.3 Resilience assessment of current farming systems across the European Union. 0

; (eds) (2019) Bio-Landwirtschaft / Bodenmoratorium. Ukraine-Analysen, Vol. 14, No. 223.

; ; (2019) Can land market regulations fulfill their promises?FORLand-Working Paper, Berlin.

(2019) Landwirte und Gesellschaft: Ideen für ein besseres Miteinander. Top Agrar.

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