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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) Ukraine’s agricultural land sales market during the Russian war against Ukraine. Agro Policy Report, Kyiv.

; ; ; ; (2023) Land degradation and migration. Nature Sustainability

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

; ; ; (2023) Challenges and opportunities for more resilient rural development after the pandemic: Report on IAMO Forum 2022. IAMO Annual 25: 95-105.

(2023) Flexibilization and differentiation within the European Union's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP): Is the CAP becoming less common?IAMO Annual 25: 65-73.

; ; (2023) The impact of EAEU membership on the agri-food trade of Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. IAMO Annual 25: 27-35.

; (2023) Ukraine’s agricultural land rental market: Recent prices and monitoring challenges. Agriculture Policy Report, German-Ukrainian Agricultural Policy Dialogue, Kyiv.

; ; ; (2023) What we know and do not know about reciprocal pathways of environmental change and migration: Lessons from Ethiopia. Ecology and Society 15 (3)

; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (2023) A future agenda for research on climate change and human mobility. International Migration 61 (5): 116-125.

; (2023) After Arbeitsschutzkontrollgesetz. Strikes and organic intellectuals in the German meat industry. Romanian Sociology Review 21 (1): 93-113.


			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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