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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) D 6.4. Implementation roadmaps for the implementation of the enabling environment principles. 0

; (2021) Agricultural land market regulations in the EU member states - Country report for Germany. In: Vranken, L., Tabeau, E., Roebeling, P. with contributions from country experts and associates: Deliverable 3: Final report on data and information on agricultural land market regulations across EU MS. 0

; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (2021) D5.8 Submitted open access papers on comparative analysis of the resilience of farming systems across the EU and their delivery of private and public goods, and the impacts of future scenarios, improved strategies and policy options. 0

; ; ; (2021) The complexity of measuring cropland use intensity: An empirical study. Agricultural Systems 192

(2021) Bioclusters and sustainable regional development. In: Rethinking Clusters: Place-based Value Creation in Sustainability Transitions, Silvia Rita Sedita and Silvia Blasi (eds.), 81-91: Springer International Publishing.

(2021) Spekulation und Preismissbrauch?DLG-Mitteilungen 2021 (6): 7.

; (2021) Können kleinere landwirtschaftliche Betriebe in Deutschland von der wachsenden Nachfrage nach Non-Food-Biomasse profitieren?IAMO Jahreszahl 23: 77-86.
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; ; (2021) Editorial. Special Issue: Growth of agroholdings and mega-farms in transition and emerging market economies: Institutional and organizational aspects. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 24 (4): 581-592.

; ; ; (2021) Broadening the scope of instrumental motivations for CSR disclosure: An illustration for agroholdings in transition economies. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 24 (4): 717-737.

; ; ; ; (2021) Revealing the intentions of farmers to recultivate abandoned farmland: A case study of the Buryat Republic in Russia. Land Use Policy 107

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