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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


; ; ; (2024) Application of deep learning to emulate an agent-based model. FORLand Technical Paper, Berlin.


; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (2024) 10 Must-Knows aus der Biodiversitätsforschung 2024. Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung.


(2024) Landwirtschaft im nationalen Wettbewerb und die Rolle des Bodenmarktes. Wirtschaftsdienst 104 (3): 148-152.


(2024) Politische, gesellschaftliche und ökologische Herausforderungen für die Nutztierhaltung. In: Proceedings of the Society of Nutrition Physiology (Band 33), 172: DLG-Verlag.


; (2024) Systems of sustainability measurement in the agricultural sector (by the examples of RISE and Position Green). International Scientific Journal "Internauka". Series: "Economic Sciences" 81 (2)


; (2024) Satellitendaten zeigen hohen Verlust an ukrainischen Anbauflächen als Folge der russischen Invasion. Ukraine-Analysen (294): 8-13.


; ; (eds) (2024) Folgen des russischen Angriffskriegs für die ukrainische Landwirtschaft. Ukraine-Analysen, Vol. 19, No. 294.


; ; ; (2024) Green public procurement in the most visited European museums: A comparison and a mapping. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications 11


; (2024) SWECA: High-resolution daily Snow Water Equivalent estimates for Mountainous Central Asia (1979–2016). Zenodo.


; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (2024) Building bridges: Community-based projects for participation and social inclusion of rural NEETs. In: Simões, F., Erdogan, E. (eds.): NEETs in European rural areas: Individual features, support systems and policy measures (SpringerBriefs in Sociology), 17-33: Springer.


Contact


			Prof. Dr. Alfons Balmann

Prof. Dr. Alfons Balmann

Director of IAMO,
Head of Department Structural Change
Room: 140

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			Prof. Dr. Daniel Müller

Prof. Dr. Daniel Müller

Deputy Head of Department Structural Change
Room: 239

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			Dr. Franziska Schaft

Dr. Franziska Schaft

Deputy Head of Department Structural Change,
Scientific coordinator IAMO Graduate School
Room: 137

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Secretariat


			Claudia Grützmacher

Claudia Grützmacher

Secretariat,
Deputy Equal Opportunities Commissioner
Room: 139

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