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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

; (2024) An investigation into the relationship between town size and well-being in Latin America and the role of education. MPRA Paper, München.

; (2024) After Arbeitsschutzkontrollgesetz: Strikes and organic intellectuals in the German meat industry. South East Europe Review (SEER): Journal for Labour and Social Affairs in Eastern Europe 26 (2): 227-248.

; ; ; (2024) Heterogeneous effects of weather extremes on different dimensions of poverty in Kyrgyzstan. Environmental Research Letters 19 (1)

; ; (2024) Dynamics of food demand during political instability: Evidence from Kyrgyzstan. Agricultural Economics 55 (1): 41-53.

(2024) Nature’s value: Evidencing a Moldovan terroir through scientific infrastructures. Ethnos 89 (2): 237-252.

; ; ; ; ; (2024) Migrant agency in an institutional context: The Akmola-Astana migration system. Europe-Asia Studies 76 (3): 433-460.

; (2023) Living, not leaving the village: Place attachment and rural livelihoods in the Republic of Moldova. In: International Scientific-Practical Conference "Economic growth in the conditions of globalization", 17th Edition, October 12-13, 2023 : Conference proceedings Volume I (Creşterea economică în condiţiile globalizării Ediția 17, Volumul I, 2023), 219-230: Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova.

; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (2023) Being a doctoral researcher in the Leibniz Association: 2021 Leibniz PhD Network survey report. 0

(2023) Wine as a “Cultural Product”? Ethnographic notes on work and nationhood in the Republic of Moldova. Comparative Southeast European Studies 71 (4): 565-584.

; ; ; (2023) Russlands Getreideexporte und Angebotsrisiken während des Krieges gegen die Ukraine. Russland-Analysen (443): 2–7.


			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

Room: 116

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