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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) Выявление детерминант урожайности пшеницы в Западной Сибири с использованием байесовских сетей. Spatial Economics (Prostranstvennaja Ekonomika) 15 (1): 39-83.

; (2019) The Dormant Breadbasket of the Asia-Pacific. The Diplomat.

; ; (2019) Transformation and development of characteristic agriculture under the background of supply-side reform: A case study of bee industry. Research of Agricultural Modernization 1 (40): 63-71.

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

; (2019) Spite and preemptive retaliation after tournaments. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 158: 328-336.

; (2019) Regression analysis of sale growth factors and resilience of agricultural enterprises in the North-West of Russia (part 2). Ekonomika sel’skochozjajstvennych i pererabatyvajuščich predprijatij, Moskva 2019 (1): 48-57.

; (2019) Globale Entwicklungen, regionale Förderprogramme und zivilgesellschaftliches Engagement. In: Nell, W., Weiland, M. (Hrsg.): Dorf: Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch, 227-234: J.B. Metzler-Verlag.

; (2019) CSR as hypocrisy avoidance: A conceptual framework. Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal 10 (1): 2-25.

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

; ; ; (2019) Public-private partnerships as systemic agricultural innovation policy instruments – Assessing their contribution to innovation system function dynamics. NJAS - Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences 88: 76-95.

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