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Department Agricultural Policy

External Environment for Agriculture and Policy Analysis

This department researches institutions involved in agricultural development in transition economies from a micro-economic perspective. The work of the Department Agricultural Policy thus contributes to understanding the interconnections between institutions, agricultural policies and transition processes in rural areas of formerly planned economies in Europe and Asia.

Investigations appraise various agricultural policy measures' impacts on producers, consumers and public budgets. Studies also cover various effects of institutional reforms on agricultural production, economic development of rural areas and the use of natural resources. Further themes of interest include organizing agricultural production and food marketing. The theoretical foundation of the department’s work is an elementary component of its applied research and ranges from neoclassical theories via games theory to institutional economics approaches. The department’s scientists publish their research findings in leading international journals and derive scientifically-based policy recommendations.

Latest publications of the department


; (2023) Uzbekistan's cotton clusters in the context of the industrial policy debate. Eurasian Geography and Economics


; ; ; ; (2020) Commercialization of Smallholder Farms in Kosovo. 0


; ; (2015) When nature frowns: A comprehensive impact assessment of the 2012 Babessi floods on people's livelihoods in rural Cameroon.


(2013) Networking as Driver for EU Rural Development Policies - Implications from two Decades of Practical Experience and Network Theory. Economics and rural development 9 (1): 27-46.


(2013) Book review: Ostrom, E., Lam, W.F., Pradhan, P. and G.P. Shivakoti (2011) Improving Irrigation in Asia: Sustainable Performance of an Innovative Intervention in Nepal. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar". Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture 52 (1): 84-86.


(2013) “Networking” and “New modes of governance” in EU rural development policies : challenges of implementation in Romania.


; (2009) Slowenische Bauern - schnell an die Öffnung der Märkte angepasst.Land und Forst (35): 92-93.


; (2009) Slowenische Bauern - schnell an die Öffnung der Märkte angepasst.Land und Forst (35): 92-93.


; (2009) An offene Märkte schnell angepasst - Sloweniens Landwirtschaft fünf Jahre nach dem Beitritt. Bayerisches Landwirtschaftliches Wochenblatt 199 (35)


(2009) Buchbesprechung: Hulme, David and Thankom, Arun (eds.) (2009): Microfinance: A Reader. Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture 48 (4): 392.


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			Prof. Dr. Thomas Herzfeld

Prof. Dr. Thomas Herzfeld

Director of IAMO,
Head of Department Agricultural Policy
Room: 117

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			Dr. Judith Möllers

Dr. Judith Möllers

Deputy Head of Department Agricultural Policy,
Ombudsperson for Good Scientific Practice
Room: 118

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			Mara Kyritz

Mara Kyritz

Secretariat
Room: 116

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